Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on March 30.
Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, is giving undergraduate students a taste of what medical school is like. The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) Pre-Med Immersion Experience is a two-week program, beginning June 11, where those interested in medical school will be exposed to a variety of roles in the clinical environment. By the time the students finish the program, they will have the ability to take a history from a patient, conduct a physical exam, read an EKG to detect heart problems, interpret medical data and learn how to create a care plan for a patient.
“This is a unique opportunity for students who are already on a path towards medical school to come and see what it’s really like,” said John Vozenilek, MD, vice president, chief medical officer, Jump Simulation. “We embody that experience through a massive amount of experiential learning. Students come here and are hands-on and are treated like medical students.”
Some firsthand experiences participants can expect from the pre-med immersion program include shadowing real clinicians in multiple health care settings, learning to suture a wound, using virtual reality to better understand anatomy and responding to simulated patients who are in distress. The course ends with a day’s worth of testing to ensure students walk away with the skills they need to get a head start in medical school.
The faculty leading this course are from OSF HealthCare, UICOMP and Jump Simulation. Participants will also get the opportunity to network with UICOMP medical students, tour the campus and learn what the school has to offer.
“We specifically want students from the central Illinois community to understand what is available to them here,” said Dr. Vozenilek. “This is a world-class institution and we want students from our area to know that this is a world-class experience in medical education.”
Students participating in the pre-med immersion program receive a certificate of completion from UICOMP and documented evaluations from clinical educators that can be used for the medical school application process. The simulation center is looking for highly motivated pre-med students. More information and registration is available on the Jump website.
News media can get the full story on the OSF HealthCare online newsroom.
OSF HealthCare, headquartered in Peoria, is owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, and consists of nearly 21,000 Mission Partners (employees) in 126 locations, including 13 hospitals , 11 Centers for Health and 15 OSF PromptCares throughout Illinois and Michigan. OSF Innovation, ranked among the top 10 innovation centers in the country, is located in Jump Trading Simulation & Education Center. Launched in 2016, OSF Innovation is a multidisciplinary innovation center focused on internal and external innovation of the largest health care challenges. More at www.osfinnovation.org and www.osfhealthcare.org.
Jump Simulation, a part of OSF Innovation, is a collaboration between University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria and OSF HealthCare. The center replicates a variety of patient care settings to ensure novice and seasoned clinicians can practice handling medical situations in a life-like environment. Boasting six floors and 168,000 square feet, the center is one of the largest of its kind and provides space for conferences, anatomic training, virtual reality and innovation. For more information, visit www.jumpsimulation.org.
University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria (UICOMP) is one of four campuses that make up one of the largest public medical schools in the country. UICOMP enhances the central Illinois region by educating about 240 medical students and nearly 300 residents and fellows annually, performing the latest in research, attracting new physicians, and treating thousands of patients each year.
Visit us online athttp://peoria.medicine.uic.edu.
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