SIM Center Supports Resident Education and Physician Development with equipment
such as Virtual Reality
Las Vegas, NV Dec. 4, 2018 — The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium, based
at MountainView Hospital, today celebrated the opening of its Simulation
Center, an interactive learning facility where residents can practice
and hone their skills.
The facility, open 24-7 to compliment full-access learning, includes tools
such as “SIM Mom” and “SIM Man” and robotic surgery.
The center is also home to a virtual reality console, one of two in North America.
The Sunrise Health SIM Center was supported in part through a grant from
the State of Nevada to further physician development and resident educational
opportunities in our state.
“While there are other SIM Centers in the valley, the Sunrise Health
GME SIM Center is unique in that it is based at the hospital, allowing
residents to visit the center at any time,” said Dr. Ferenc Puskas,
Sunrise Health Medical Education Consortium Designated Institutional Official.
“SIM Centers are impactful when they are used. With the proximity
to the hospital and the GME resident offices and the unique equipment
available to train with, our residents are able to garner the most benefit
from the center.”
Brian Mitchell, Director of the Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation
and Technology said: “Graduate Medical Education is an important
part of Nevada’s strategy to grow its physician workforce and increase
access to high-quality healthcare. We’re excited to partner with
Sunrise Health to provide new residency programs and state-of-the-art
simulation for Nevada’s next generation of doctors.”
Residents, as part of their chosen specialty, must work through the SIM
Center curriculum, using the different equipment. Training includes everything
from a simulation of a mom giving birth, to robotic and laparoscopic surgeries.
The virtual reality module offers an immersive learning experience, using
a virtual reality station with goggles and an ultrasound probe.
The Simulation Center curriculum and equipment encompasses the following:
- Robotic surgical simulation console
- 3D Systems/Simbionix Ultrasound Mentor
- Laparoscopic virtual reality
- Endoscopic virtual reality
- SimMan and SimMom
- Blue Phantom ultrasound-able training models
- Two fully equipped patient rooms
- Debriefing room
- Laparoscopic simulation room
- Surgical procedure lab
- All rooms are able to convert to simulated operating room
“We are thankful to the state of Nevada for its grant that assisted
in building and equipping the GME SIM Center,” said Jeremy Bradshaw,
MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “The future growth
of graduate medical education in our state will take a community effort,
as we strive to recruit and retain the brightest residents in Nevada.”
About Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium:
The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium offers innovative
approaches to residency training in an extraordinary, collaborative environment.
Led by a world-class team of medical educators, our residents and medical
student clerkships receive the highest quality educational experience.
Founded in 2015, and ushering in its inaugural class in 2016, the Sunrise
Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium encompasses Internal Medicine,
Family Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, OB-GYN, Transitional
Year and Anesthesiology.
The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium is a member of
the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of MountainView Hospital,
Southern Hills Hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s
Hospital, as well as several surgery, diagnostic imaging, urgent care
centers and outpatient physician clinics, offering a complete range of
specialized and technologically advanced services.