|The Chinese visitors and their WISER hosts from left to right are: Ms. Sheng, Dr. Bai, Dr Zhang, Dr. Grenvik, Prof.Yin, Prof. Hu, Dr. Schaefer and Mr. Schmitt.|
Dr. Li Zhang served as the translator. An extensive tour of the WISER facility gave the visitors an opportunity to observe ongoing simulation training of nurses by Mr. John O'Donnell and of medical students by Drs. Paul Rogers and Susan Dunmire. Dr. DeVita was also providing his outstanding team training course to various UPMC personnel at the time. Mr. Tom Dongilli described courses offered at WISER, and Mr. Steven Schmitt as CEO of SimMedical described how UPMC can help various medical centers within and outside the US in designing simulation facilities. This visit was very much appreciated by the Chinese. Both Dr. Schaefer and Mr. Scmitt received an open invitation to visit the South Central University in the near future. The group rounded off their stay with a visit to Steven Kanter, MD, Vice Dean of the Pitt Medical School.