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UC Simulation featured on the March issue of "At the Forefront"

Be sure to pick up a copy of the March 2012 edition of "At the Forefront," a monthly publication presented for the University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences which showcases events, happenings, and noteworthy people & places across the institution.

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Why Simulation?

A paradigm shift in medicine in the past 10 years has focused on methods for providing more efficient, safer medical education and clinical training, with the goal of improving the safety and quality of health care delivery. In 2008 Executive leaders from BSD, Pritzker, and UCMC assembled a team from multiple disciplines with the charge for a design for simulation space and equipment needs; an inventory of all simulation resources (people, tools, spaces, projects), an administrative support plan; an operating budget; faculty leadership recommendation; and plans for how to interface with NorthShore.

Serving the University

From the BSD/UCMC, UC Simulation works across the complete UC enterprise with collaborators at the Computation Institute and Argonne among others. The Center’s major objectives are to lower the threshold for faculty-driven projects, nurture interdisciplinary collaboration, achieve significant economies of scale and full utilization of resources, and catalyze thoughtful programs that create value.