SIMULATION AND INTEGRATIVE LEARNING

Established in 1987, the Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute (SAIL) was one of the first standardized patient-based clinical performance assessment centers in  the world. For 29 years, we have  facilitated technology-based and human-based simulation experiences for thousands of healthcare students and professionals. With patient safety as one of our driving motivators, we work to design simulation for the development of comprehensive healthcare professionals. Aligning with the UI College of Medicine’s mission to uplift the health of our community, our vision is to develop patient-partnered simulation strategies for the entire healthcare community of practice, including patients, families, and more.

SAIL is proud to announce that our very own Dr. Christine Park, who has been selected for the 2022-23 cohort of Public Voices Fellowship. She will spend a year working with professional journalists to learn to communicate her work and contribute to public conversations on important topics.

Message from the Executive Vice President and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Public Voices Fellowship at the University of Illinois System is part of a prestigious national initiative to change who writes history. The internationally acclaimed curriculum and method explore leadership, power, and action in an unfair world. Using time tested methods of transformational learning, fellows explore how credibility works, how ideas spread, when and why minds change, and how ideas play out over time and space. This program will engage selected fellows in intense, results-oriented thinking and activities around their own knowledge and impact. It will provide the inside information, high-level support, and media connections to become influential on a large scale. Other participating institutions include Yale, Dartmouth, Northwestern, The Ford Foundation, and more. Fellows completing the one-year fellowship will join a national network of peers, allowing for knowledge-sharing and innovation across institutions.

Dr. Christine Park, MD, FASA, FSSH is the Director of the Simulation and Integrative Learning (SAIL) Institute at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a Professor of Anesthesiology and Medical Education. She is a global leader and a past president of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, the largest healthcare simulation society in the world. She serves on the editorial board for Simulation in Healthcare, is an Editor for Special Projects at OpenAnesthesia.org, and also serves as Senior Medical Advisor to CAE Healthcare. As a child of immigrants, Dr. Park has served as a bridge between different worlds. She expressed that this experience has given her the ability to see the possibilities of the “space between” worlds, creating opportunities to explore and create something new. Her mission is to strengthen healthcare practice and culture through innovations bold and subtle, encouraging curiosity, creative engagement, and global collaboration.

Dr. Park will be UIC’s Department of Medical Education’s second faculty member to receive this highly competitive fellowship, following Dr. Sandy Sufian in 2020. Congratulations Dr. Park! The staff at SAIL could not be more excited for you to receive this amazing opportunity.

Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute 

In-Person Simulation COVID Guidelines 

SAIL is committed to maintaining as safe an environment as possible for everyone. The following are the current policies for SAIL in-person activities. Please check back as these policies will change in accordance with CDC guidance. 

  • Staff, learners and visitors must wear a well-fitting mask at all times while in SAIL. Double masking is strongly encouraged.  
  • 6-foot social distancing is to be maintained. 
  • If an activity requires participants to be closer than 6 feet from each other for a brief period of time, additional PPE will be provided as necessary.  
  • Staff may ask that room doors be left open for better ventilation.  
  • If you are experiencing symptoms or tested positive for COVID within 14 days of your program, do not come to the center. Learn more about quarantine guidance from the CDC.

And faculty, as we work towards a new normal, in person events will account for small learner group size and streamlined in-person contact time for the foreseeable future 

Though the above may lessen the transmission of the COVID virus, it will not completely eliminate the risk. Therefore, we will still encourage simulation programs to remain virtual if at all possible.   

Additional Information, please go to: UIC Today 

SAIL NEWSLETTER – Fall/Winter 2021-22

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The UIC Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute has Global Impact.

The Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute impacts simulation-based education around the world through our professional development programs for simulation educators, fellowships, research, and presentations.  In addition to the programs offered at the SAIL in Chicago, SAIL faculty and […]

SAIL Simulation Webinars

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BLS, ACLS, and PALS

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It’s not just semantics: Tele-simulation vs Tele-health.

The COVID19 pandemic has prompted rapid change in the way simulation is experienced by learners. In this short video, Dr. Park and Dr. Gangopadhyaya talk about how a tele-simulation learning experience is different from a tele-health learning experience.

International Meeting

2020 marked the 20th anniversary of the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, a meeting that grew from just a few handfuls of people, to what is now a 4,000+ conference of the global simulation community of practice. All of the Past Presidents of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and highlights of their achievements, were honored on January 19, 2020 in San Diego in celebration of this milestone year. SAIL Director Christine Park, MD, FSSH (2nd from right), was the 2017 SSH President.