The Simulation Centers at Washington University School of Medicine are endorsed by the American Colleges of Surgeon and American Society of Anesthesiologists to provide the high quality of simulation training needed for anesthesiologists and specialists in training for surgery and other fields.
Awad recounts the growth of his career as a surgical educator, from beginning as a teaching assistant in college to becoming Director of the Washington University Institute for Surgical Education.
Despite closing the WISE Center’s labs due to COVID-19, surgical training at the School of Medicine carries on.
In March, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Operating Room staff hosted their first Robotics OR Skills Day in the WISE Lab. This event was led by Abigail Cracchiolo, RN, BSN, Robotic Nurse Coordinator with industry support from Intuitive da Vinci Robot.
The history of simulation training at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis demonstrates the value of partnership, healthy growth in an innovative field and commitment to the medical school’s educational mission.
The WUSM Institute for Surgical Education (WISE) – the surgical simulation center at Washington University – recently was accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Accredited Education Institute (AEI).
David J. Murray, MD and Walter Boyle, MD, faculty members in the Department of Anesthesiology, were awarded an Agency for Health Quality and Research (AHRQ) grant entitled Critical Care Management: A Simulation-Based Assessment of Decision-Making Skills.
The Washington University Institute for Surgical Education (WISE) Center was one of the first surgical skills labs in the country established to augment a general surgery residency program.
Students at the School of Medicine have two state-of-the-art simulation centers in which they can get hands-on clinical training: Saigh Foundation Pediatric Simulation Center and the Howard and Joyce Wood Simulation Center.
The Howard and Joyce Wood Simulation Center at Washington University School of Medicine was officially dedicated on Dec. 3, 2008, at a gala that drew many supporters, faculty and medical school administrators.