The event was attended by the hospital’s faculty and staff, several key stakeholders in the Los Angeles area, and representatives from Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM). The event unveiled the hospital’s new center, which offers an immersive, technologically-focused learning experience. 

A partnership between RUSM and the CHMC originally formed when CHMC became an affiliated teaching hospital. In recent years, RUSM expanded its partnership with CHMC by playing a vital role in the development of the hospital’s Health Care Simulation Center.

At the center’s grand opening, RUSM’s Associate Dean of Simulation, Dr. Pederson, led a brief presentation and overview of the center. Dr. Pederson highlighted the training and educational opportunities the new addition provides to medical students and CHMC staff. Additionally, RUSM has recently appointed a full-time, dedicated staff member to teaching RUSM students at the center, Anthony Morales, who also serves as the CHMC Simulation Lab Manager.

RUSM students that attend clinical rotations at CHMC can take advantage of CHMC’s Simulation Center to further build their clinical skills. However, the center is one of many simulation resources RUSM students have access to throughout their medical education. RUSM students are first exposed to SIM technology on RUSM’s medical science campuses as first-year students. RUSM’s internationally accredited simulation lab features sophisticated computerized patient simulators for students to practice diagnostic and basic treatment skills. RUSM also provides an extensive simulation lab for students’ first clerkship – the 6-week course, “Internal Medical Foundations.” Furthermore, additional affiliated teaching hospitals have SIM centers on-site. 

In 2020, 91% of RUSM students passed the initial step of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) on the first attempt. And in 2022-2023, results show yet another strong year for RUSM with a 98% first-time residency attainment rate* thus far. Located on the island of Barbados and with a network of more than 15,000 alumni, RUSM is one of the largest providers of doctors for the U.S. healthcare system. RUSM graduates practice in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico.

*First time residency attainment rate is the percent of students attaining a 2023-24 residency position out of all graduates or expected graduates in 2022-23 who were active applicants in the 2023 NRMP match or who attained a residency position outside the NRMP match.