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NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM

University of Chicago Affiliate

The University of Chicago Medical Simulation Fellowship is based at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Evanston, IL. NorthShore's Simulation Lab called the Grainger Center for Simulation and Innovation (GCSI) was originally started by Dr. Ernie Wang and Dr. Morris Kharasch in the early 2000s.

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It has since grown into a state-of-the-art, 13,000-square-foot facility at NorthShore Evanston Hospital and it was specifically designed to be a multispecialty, multidisciplinary simulation center. Here, two programs provide complementary and collaborative health care education, training and research opportunities.

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  • NorthShore's world-class Medical Simulation Program (formerly CSTAR—Center for Simulation Technology and Academic Research) is actively improving patient care, reducing healthcare costs, and improving outcomes through innovative medical scenario simulation.

  • The Surgical Simulation Program is a leading-edge surgical training and innovation program that provides an expert resource for surgeons to train in established minimally invasive methods, and to develop and test new techniques and procedures.

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GCSI uses simulation to help healthcare practitioners improve their clinical performance, reduce errors, and refine their teamwork and communication skills using a variety of simulation modalities including task trainers, human patient simulators, virtual reality, and standardized patient actors.
The unique combination at GCSI of medicine and surgery allows for a new level of collaboration beyond most programs. The multidisciplinary lab encourages communication between a variety of specialties, providing enhanced knowledge and a ready dialogue to develop new applications for medical techniques.

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LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION

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COOK COUNTY HOSPITAL

NORTHSHORE UNIVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM

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