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UC Sim welcomes HPREP students!

Health Professions Recruitement and Exposure Programs (HPREP) is an organization directed by first-year medical students that aims to expose Chicago high school students from underrepresetned backgrounds to medicine and allied health fields. The goal is to motivate the students to pursue careers in these areas.  HPREP students vistied the simulation center in January and May to engage with the simulators that are used in health care education and research.

 

What is Simulation?

Medical simulation is a tool for education and research. It provides an environment that recreates realistic clinical scenarios or clinical procedures using actual medical supplies and equipment but uses realistic patient simulators to represent patients.

Simulation can be a powerful tool for education, assessment and research. It provided an environment that allows for deliberate and repeated practice of critical skills that can help to improve quality and patient safety.