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Immersive Sim Center Youth Program Discounted for Staff

Students from Chatsworth Charter High School's Medical Careers and Sciences Academy work with a mannequin at the Women’s Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills.

The Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills is offering staff members discounted access to its interactive Healthcare Immersion Program, which aims to educate and inspire young minds interested in or currently pursuing healthcare careers.

The program's gold- and platinum-tiered packages, which take place over one and two days respectively, previously were open to school groups only. Both are now available to the children of Cedars-Sinai staff members at a 25 percent discount. The program is aimed primarily at high school students. 

During the program, attendees work in the center's state-of-the-art facility under the guidance of a team of clinical educators, practicing a range of healthcare skills and techniques in a realistic, hands-on operating room environment.

"We're giving parents the opportunity to send children to experience some truly incredible things they would normally only get to do as a doctor or a nurse," said Russell Metcalfe-Smith, the center’s associate director. "It helps to inspire attendees to consider a career in healthcare, or, if they were already considering a career in healthcare, it motivates them to study hard and achieve their dreams."

The one-day Gold Program— [Gold Program (PDF)] —involves eight hours of healthcare simulation, during which attendees take part in a series of hands-on workshops on a range of topics, from surgical procedures to ethical dilemmas, using the same state-of-the-art mannequins employed in physician training. Attendees also practice surgery using virtual reality, take part in the 3D printing of a human bone and experience true-to-life clinical scenarios that foster teamwork.

The Platinum Program— [Platinum Program (PDF)] —expands on the Gold Program's first day with an additional eight-hour day of interactive workshops focusing on areas such as augmented reality, pediatrics, cardiopulmonary life support, and labor and delivery. Platinum Program attendees also get the chance to network with Cedars-Sinai's doctors, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals during the second day.

Both programs are limited to 40 participants per day and include breakfast, lunch and light refreshments. The programs, held on select weekends, will run until the end of 2019, with extended summer programs currently being planned.

"I dream of reading diverse stories that start with young minds reaching for the stars after the seeds of inspiration were planted at the Women’s Guild Simulation Center," said Rex Chung, MD, the simulation center's medical director. "The Healthcare Immersion Program was planned with this dream in mind, and I would be most proud if it adds to the rich legacy of Cedars-Sinai reaching out and influencing the world for the better."

Staff members now can register their children online for 2018 and 2019 weekend dates.

For more information, or for details on pricing and receiving a 25 percent staff discount code, contact arleen.orozco@cshs.org.