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.
Department of Surgery 2020 Annual Report (Links to an external site)
The Department of Surgery Annual Report is available now. The report recognizes the Department’s clinical, research and educational accomplishments from the past year.
Michael Awad, MD, PhD, FACS, Inducted to American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators (Links to an external site)
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.
WISE Reopens (Links to an external site)
The WISE Center, which temporarily closed in response to COVID-19, reopened July 27.
Bringing WISE Home (Links to an external site)
Despite closing the WISE Center’s labs due to COVID-19, surgical training at the School of Medicine carries on.
Nurses Receive Robotics Training at WISE Lab (Links to an external site)
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.
History of WISE (Links to an external site)
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.
Surgical Skills Lab Receives ACS Accreditation
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).
Simulation Center AHRQ grant award to advance research in performance assessment
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.
Washington University Institute for Surgical Education (WISE)
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.
Saigh Pediatric Center Opens
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.