Introduction to the MGH Learning Laboratory
MGH Simulation Advisory Board
Dennis A. Ausiello, MD, Medicine
Robert J. Birnbaum, MD, Psychiatry, Home Base Program
Stephen Calderwood, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases
Peter Dunn, MD, Anesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Management, Operating Room Administration
Timothy G. Ferris, MD, Medicine
Brian French, RN, The
Alex F. Johnson, PhD, MGH Institute for Health Professions
Ronald E. Kleinman, MD, Pediatric Medical Service (MGHfC)
Anne Klibanski, MD, Neuroendocine Unit
Elizabeth Mort, MD, Medicine/Primary Care/Women’s Health Associates
John A. Parrish, MD, Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT)
Ann L. Prestipino, Senior Vice President, Surgical and Anesthesia Services & Clinical Business Development
David W. Rattner, MD, Surgery
Elizabeth Schneider, MLS, Treadwell Library
Lee H. Schwamm, MD, Neurology
Debra F. Weinstein, MD, Director, GME
James A. Gordon, MD, MPA
Andrea Paciello, FACHE
Bethany Daily, MBA
Kevin Synnott, MA
The MGH Learning Laboratory
The Lab's flexible Simulation Ward can be adapted to replicate a full spectrum of clinical care environments, ranging from an intensive care unit or emergency department, to a hospital ward or clinic, to a pre-hospital or disaster staging area. For ultra-high realism, the Learning Lab collaborates with hospital services to provide in situ simulation sessions in actual hospital units and operating suites.
Simulation areas are configured to accommodate training and assessment for critical event management, teamwork and communication, procedural skills, and decision-making. Sessions are led, observed, and debriefed by expert faculty. Both individual and group training sessions can be accommodated, and video-tape review is available to enhance the learning experience.
Our Mission is to enhance patient safety through routine practice for expert performance.
Our Vision is to fully integrate clinical simulation as a quality and safety tool in health care practice.
The MGH Learning Laboratory is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Education Institute.
The MGH Simulation Community of Practice
Many members of the MGH community have an extensive history with simulation-based, hands-on educational experiences in dedicated, service-based simulation facilities. In conjunction with the Learning Laboratory, all services will now be able to offer educational opportunities to a broader MGH audience, promoting greater interdisciplinary collaboration to enhance organizational performance.
MGH-affiliated Simulation Programs and Teams include:
Interdisciplinary Simulation Programs
Knight Simulation Program, Institute for Patient Care/Patient Care Services
Surgical Simulation Advisory Committee
Central Line Training Task Force
MGH Institute of Health Professions
Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology (CIMIT)
Center for Medical Simulation
CRICO/Harvard Risk Management Foundation Initiatives
Specialty Simulation Teams
MGH Anesthesia and Critical Care
MGH Emergency Services
MGH Obstetrics and Gynecology
MGH General Surgery
- MGH Cardiothoracic Surgery