Before local medical students can train with actual patients, they have to log time on a simulator. A very human-like simulator. Think a blinking, breathing, crying, baby-birthing simulator. Next month, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) will officially open its latest project, the $39.7 million Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS).
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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is moving pieces in place to ensure the school will be in prime position to attract students who want to have the most advanced facilities.
With medical errors becoming a major cause of death in hospitals, simulation may be one way to reverse a terrible trend.
Chad Epps has been named the new executive director of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s (UTHSC) patient safety center. The new, $36.7 million Interprofessional Simulation and Patient Safety Center is currently under construction at UTHSC and is expected to be completed next year. Epps will assume his new position June 1.
UTHSC’s new Multidisciplinary Simulation Center building will bring students from each of the university’s six colleges to train together with state-of-the-art simulation equipment and real patient actors with simulated conditions, putting students in an environment where they can practice patient encounters.