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.
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.
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.