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2016 SimOps Educational Series

This quarterly webinar will be dedicated to advancing the education and industry of Simulation Operations and Administrative personnel.

Next one will be held October 27, 2016 at 2:00pm EST.

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Complete your MOCA requirements at WISER.

Classes are filling up!

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Take your simulation training to the next level with the iSIM (Improving Simulation Instructional Methods) course.

Take a class in Pittsburgh, Miami or Honolulu, or we can bring iSIM to your center.

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Get your required BLS or ACLS certification at WISER.

These two part self-paced courses consist of a web-based didactic portion and a practical skills test with a computer assisted manikin.

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Preceptor Program

This program can be customized to your specific needs.

Meet with WISER staff members and subject matter experts. Observe classes and participate in hands-on activities.

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How to Run a Successful Simulation Center

Learn best practices associated with the operations of a simulation center.

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The Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) is a world class multidisciplinary training and research facility. WISER is an institute of the University of Pittsburgh with a mission to conduct research and training programs utilizing simulation based education to provide a safer environment for patients of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and its affiliates.

Take a clinical course at WISER

Search the course catalog and find a clinical course.

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Courses for Simulation Educators and Administrators

Take your simulation training to the next level!

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WISER Fellow Dr. Lendis Wu Earns Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) Certification!

WISER Fellow Dr. Lendis Wu earned his Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification.  ... more

Dr. Paul Phrampus is Inducted into the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy.

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare Board of Directors announced the first group of Fellows. ... more

Congratulations Jon Mazur!

Senior Simulation Specialist Jon Mazur has successfully completed the Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certification. ... more

WISER on the Road at PANA Workshops

 WISER is excited to work with the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetist (PANA) to provide workshops at their annual conferences.   ... more

WISER plays critical role in UPMC Ebola Treatment Facility Designation

WISER played a critical role in the UPMC Ebola Treatment Facility Designation this past fall. ... more

WISER Staff Spotlight: Max Leake, Web Developer/Multimedia Application Developer

Max Leake, Web Developer/Multimedia Application Developer is our WISER staff spotlight for March. ... more

New Simulation Specialist Joins WISER

Michael Rodgers, BS, EMT-P joined the WISER team as a Simulation Specialist in January, 2017.  ... more

Thank you for your SERVICE!

Simulation Specialist Joseph “Jay” Dunham, a member of the U. S. Army Reserves, was deployed for active duty.  Jay returned to WISER in the middle of December 2016.   ... more

WISER Hosts Blood Drive

With the help of the Central Blood Bank, WISER hosted their first blood drive on Friday, January 20th.   ... more

Readiness Assessment Program Receives Acknowledgment from ACIE!

Readiness Assessment Program receives acknowledgement from the University’s Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE)! ... more

WISER Staff Spotlight: John Lutz, Director of Information Technology

Our WISER staff spotlight this month is John Lutz, Director of Information Technology and Co-Director of Research.   ... more

WISER Welcomes Dr. Yanling Zhang and Dr. Jen-Chieh (Lendis) Wu!

WISER welcomes new Fellows: Dr. Yanling Zhang and Dr. Dr. Jen-Chieh (Lendis) Wu.   ... more

Visit WISER at IMSH 2017

WISER staff will be in attendance of the 2017 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH), which will be held January 28-February 1 in Orlando, FL.  ... more

WISER Instructor and Former Fellow Provide Training in Cambodia

A class on Crisis Team Management was provided to the staff at Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC) in Siem Reap. ... more

UPMC Watson Center Receives FLS Test Center Approval

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons has awarded the Charles G. Watson Surgical Education Center an official FLS testing center.  ... more

WISER participates in the First Annual Med Ed Day

On Friday September 30th 2016, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Academy of Master Educators sponsored the First Annual Med Ed Day.  ... more

WISER Participates in Wireless Simulator Demonstration

WISER recently had a demonstration of the Simulaids SMART STATMAN simulator.  ... more

JAMA publishes article written by Dr. Phrampus.

The Journal of the American Medical Association recently published an article written by WISER Director, Dr. Paul Phrampus. ... more

Dr. Paul Phrampus mentioned in UPMC Extra for the Patient Safety Movement.

UPMC Joins Patient Safety Movement, Commits to Eliminating Patient Harm. ... more

WISER Welcomes Usapan "Becky" Surabenjawong!

WISER welcomes new fellow Usapan “Becky” Surabenjawong, an MD from Thailand. Usapan will be with WISER for one year. ... more

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