USF Opens New Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation

CAMLS

The University of South Florida recently opened the new 90,000 square foot Center for Advanced Medical Learning & Simulation in Tampa. The new building is a $38-million dollar investment by the University, designed to support learning of health professionals (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, pre-hospital, allied health) across the continuum of education (undergraduate, graduate, and practicing), military healthcare professionals, medical specialty societies, industry representatives, and researchers.

The CAMLS website further explains that their “portfolio of activities includes nationally recognized professional society courses (e.g., Advanced Trauma Life Support, Fundamental Critical Care Support, Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, and Neonatal Resuscitation Program), already available specialty-designed curricula, courses customized to fit specific needs, interprofessional teamwork curricula, individual learner remediation and workforce reintegration programs, assessment of learner competency, and health technology development and commercialization. The nationally recognized Team STEPPS program, sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), is a featured teamwork model. The debriefing experience is an essential part of adult learning; at CAMLS, reflection is encouraged in a non-threatening, supportive environment.”

If you would like to learn more, be sure to download the CAMLS brochure & their fact sheet as well as watch the CAMLS video to learn more about this amazing new Sim Center:


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The American College of Cardiology has also accredited CAMLS as a Center of Excellence in Education and Training, the first designation of its kind!

UCSD Launches $70 Million Medical Training Center

Wow! Can’t wait to check this one out, hopefully IMSH 2012 will provide tours!  Janet Lavelle from the Sign On San Diego news reports:

UCSD Medical School

(Photo by Peggy Peattie)

“The UC San Diego School of Medicine has opened a $70 million state-of-the-art medical training center — the first since the medical school opened in 1968 — fulfilling a longstanding desire by UCSD to bring all of its training programs under one roof.


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The 100,000-square-foot Medical Education and Telemedicine Center, which opened as classes started last week, combines and expands programs now scattered around the La Jolla campus and at the UCSD Medical Center in Hillcrest.

The three-story center includes authentic mock-ups of emergency rooms, intensive care units, surgeries and treatment rooms where students, medical faculty and visiting physicians can hone skills using $30 million worth of advanced medical equipment including the latest in laparascopic and robotic surgery.”

Be sure to read the rest of the article, and check out the UCSD Medical School Website.


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