In The Spotlight: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Center Spotlight

Submitted By: Cory Krebsbach

Full Center Name: Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare

Center Location: North Chicago, IL, USA and Huntley, IL USA

Year Opened: North Chicago 2003; Huntley 2017

Center Mission Statement: “To improve patient care and educational outcomes through simulation-based education and research.”

Vision: To achieve recognition as a leader in the field of simulation education and research.

Bragging Points:

  • Society of Simulation in Healthcare Accreditation, 2017
  • Opened Secondary Simulation Center/ Virtual Hospital in Huntley, IL, 2017
  • We look at the SP's as our greatest treasure. We look at them like family.

What makes your team work well?

  • Shared Responsibility, Shared Work Load, Shared mental model for top quality education and case portrayal
  • Mutual Support
  • Customer (internal and external) satisfaction

Learner Groups Supported

  • Medical/Osteopathic Students
  • Medical Center/Health Care Employees
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistants
  • Psychiatry
  • Podiatry
  • Residents/GME
  • Nurses
  • Other learner groups:  High school programs for future medical professionals, collaborations with other Universities which increase our interprofessional capabilities and research

Is there a GTA/MUTA program? Yes

Who staffs the GTA/MUTA program Separate/External Program

Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare By the Numbers:

  • Classroom/Seminar Room: 8
  • Control Room: 8
  • Counseling Room: 3
  • Critical Care Room: 17
  • Debriefing Room: 8
  • Exam Room: 22
  • Lounge/Kitchen/SP Staging Room: 2
  • Monitoring Room: 7
  • Across both locations, 2 Operating rooms, 1 scrub station, 6 rooms / spaces that flex for procedures, digital anatomy, clinical skills, simulations, interprofessional team meetings etc.
  • Do the counseling/exam Rooms have 1-way mirrors?: Some with, some without
  • Recording System: B-line
  • Employees/Staff of Center or Program (excluding SP): 16
  • Staff Managing SP Program: 4
  • Number of SP: 90
  • Total SP Hours Worked in One Year: 23,000 (+ 40,000 clinical contract simulation hours per year across both locations and growing)

Please direct any questions about the Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare to Cory Krebsbach.


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