The Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies recently had the pleasure of hosting community leaders through Harborview Medical Center’s Community Internship Program.
This program immerses attendees, also known as “interns” for the day, in a wide array of clinical and research areas aiming to increase awareness in the community of the incredible work that’s occurring at Harborview Medical Center. Last week, a portion of this program occurred at the Institute’s facility in Harborview’s Ninth & Jefferson Building. The session was led by Dr. Michael Fialkow, Associate Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and an Institute Faculty Member. Attendees were able to learn about exciting simulation technologies that the Institute utilizes, such as simulators for training and assessing laparoscopic surgery, central venous catheter placement, suturing, and more. On a broader scale, attendees gained a thorough understanding of the Institute's role in improving healthcare education and patient safety at Harborview and throughout UW Medicine. To learn more about the Institute's community outreach efforts, please click here to explore the entire “Resources & Services” section.