Gillette's surgical simulation center, which opened in 2012, is a state-of-the-art facility located adjacent to our hospital's surgical suites and imaging center. Our medical staff use the space to rehearse complex surgical procedures in a real-life surgical environment - and as part of training for new residents and fellows. The surgical simulation center is also used to educate science-minded high school students about potential careers in the medical field through hands-on learning. That role was recently highlighted in the March 16 edition of the Pioneer Press 'Education Notes,' a weekly round-up of happenings at Twin Cities-area schools. See below for more - or, read the story on the Pioneer Press website.
More than 50 students from the biomedical sciences program at East Ridge High School in Woodbury visited Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare as part of their medical interventions class. The students worked with biomedical professionals and used the surgical simulation lab where doctors and nurses are trained. East Ridge has more than 250 students in the program.