In The Spotlight: Rush University
Center Spotlight

Submitted By: Marsha Harman

Full Center Name: Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation

Center Location: Chicago, IL, USA

Year Opened: SP Program – 2018 / Hi-Fidelity Sim Center - 2014

Bragging Points:

  • We support learners from many graduate programs including the medical school, nursing school, PA and OT programs, as well as physicians and nurses. We also work with external community health programs.
  • Our integrated sim center offers the full continuum from high-fidelity to human (SP) simulation.
  • ACS Accreditation earned 2019. SSH Accreditation process is underway.

What makes your team work well?

  • We all value a supportive atmosphere at work – with each other, and creating an environment where the SPs can do their best work.
  • We are super organized, but we can go with the flow when programs or events change at the last minute.
  • There's an atmosphere of respect for everyone who comes through our doors.

Additional Information About Your Center

Our center fully supports professional development and expects our team to take advantage of learning and networking opportunities.

Learner Groups Supported

  • Medical/ Osteopathic Students
  • Medical Center/Health Care Employees
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistants
  • Practicing Physicians
  • Residencies/GME
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Social Work
  • Other (including beyond healthcare)

Is there a GTA/MUTA program?


Who staffs the GTA/MUTA program

Separate/External Program

 Center By the Numbers:

  • Classroom/Seminar Room: 5
  • Control Room: 5
  • Critical Care Room: 4
  • Debriefing Room: 4
  • Exam Room: 12
  • Lounge/Kitchen/SP Staging Room: 1
  • Monitoring Room: 1
  • Virtual Reality Space: 2
  • Other (describe): 1 Dedicated Exam Room for training SPs to assess Physical Exam Skills
  • Do the counseling/exam Rooms have 1-way mirrors? No
  • Recording System: CAE LearningSpace
  • Employees/Staff of Center or Program (excluding SP): 15
  • Staff Managing SP Program: 5
  • Number of SPs: 125

Please direct any questions about Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation to Marsha Harman!

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