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Student Organization Supplements Hands-On Training Through Series of Workshops
The newly formed Student Skills and Interprofessional Medical Simulation (StudentSIMS) organization, designed to supplement the hands-on training built into the curriculum of RFU clinical degree programs, presented a series of workshops and informational programs during the week of Nov. 12.
Activities included an intubation clinic, naloxone clinic and an open house at the Interprofessional Education Center (IPEC) sim lab, where students practiced a variety of skills on the simulation equipment, such as suturing, lumbar puncture and laparoscopic surgery.
Open to all RFU students interested in additional skills training, the group was founded by students from the Chicago Medical School, DePaul School of Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice program to promote RFU’s interprofessional vision to be a leader in simulation education and research. According to organizers, the group is designed to streamline access and increase the use of on-campus simulation lab resources and task trainers, as well as support student participation in regional and national simulation competitions.