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UTHSC News: CHIPS Recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for Great Simulation and Education


The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is recognized in Becker’s Hospital Review list of 34 hospitals and health systems with great simulation and education programs for 2023. The list recognizes programs their cutting-edge technologies, lifelike scenarios and safe environments that builds provider confidence through practical application.

“For us, it’s an honor to be considered in that top cohort of simulation centers in the country. We are one of the largest in the Mid-South, and we’ve been around since 2018,” said Tara Jackson Lemoine, DO, executive director of CHIPS. “Within five years we have made a substantial footprint in the number of individuals that engage in simulation, as students and learners on our campus. We have seen an exponential rise in the collaborative use of our simulation expertise on campus, as simulation becomes a more substantial part of how students in our colleges are educated.”

Additionally, within five years CHIPS has trained 19,410 learners through simulation events. The state-of-the-art facility is a major training site for the university, the only one of its kind in Tennessee, and is committed to improving the quality of health care through education, research, assessments and enhanced clinical skills. The 45,000-square-foot facility provides simulation settings for students and residents in each of the six colleges at UTHSC to train in a safe environment for development in clinical skills and delivering team-based care.

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