March 2019 - ACS Conference

Ascension Providence Hospital Represented at the ACS Conference

In March, the SEC and the VESIC were represented in Chicago at the 2019 ACS Surgical Simulation Summit: An International Multi-Professional Meeting. We presented the obstacles that we have faced as developing program in Medical Education, running two very different simulation labs at different locations. Our professional network expanded, and we were offered various solutions by others in the field.

Since undertaking the role as new management at the Van Elslander Surgical Innovation Center at Ascension Providence, Novi, we have implemented new policies and procedures, while simultaneously offering a more inclusive environment for experiential learning. Medical education is necessary for those at every level of care, from first responders to doctors and nurses in the hospital. By forming partnerships with different departments within the Ascension Providence Hospital campuses, we are working to expand the type of participants who visit the facilities.

We encourage the faculty in Medical Education to consider incorporating simulations into their regular curriculum. 

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