Pellegrini-Oelschlager Endowed Fellowship in Surgical Simulation

About the Program

With a mission to improve the health of the public through simulation science, the Division of Healthcare Simulation Science at the University of Washington strives to improve the quality of healthcare education through technology and innovation. Combining expertise in engineering, computer science, robotics, 3D printing, material science, digital art, physical sculpting and molding, with first-rate education and research, advancing the safety and practice of healthcare education by providing learners with an environment where they can learn and practice skills before ever using them on a patient.

The Pellegrini-Oelschlager Endowed Fellowship in Surgical Simulation provides a foundation for creating leadership in development, evaluation, and delivery of medical education curricula enhanced by simulation technologies.

Upon completion of this program, the Simulation Fellow will be facile in simulation education theory and practice, and will have developed their own technical skills through an array of simulation activities.

 

Quick Facts

The Pellegrini-Oelschlager Endowed Fellowship in Surgical Simulation is an accredited fellowship under the American College of Surgeon’s Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI) and Society of Laparoscopic Surgery (SLS).

The Division of Healthcare Simulation Science incorporates two internationally recognized programs, the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH), and the Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies (CREST).

 

Program Leadership

 

Dr. Robert Sweet

Robert M. Sweet, MD, FACS
Chief, Division of Healthcare Simulation Science
Professor of Urology, Professor of Surgery
Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering
Executive Director, WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH)
Executive Director, Center for Research in Simulation Technologies (CREST)
Medical Director, UW Medicine Kidney Stone Center

 

Each Fellow meet quarterly with their Fellowship Committee.

Current and Past Fellowship Committee Members:

Ross Ehrmantraut, RN
Alex Gong
David Hananel
Thomas Lendvay, MD
Farrah Leland, JD
Paul Merguerian, MD
Kevin Ostrowski, MD
Jim Park, MD, FACS
Troy Reihsen
Taylor Sawyer, DO, MEd
Megan Sherman, MAEdHD
Hunter Wessels, MD
Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN