November 5, 2014, Northwest Indian College, Bellingham, WA
Students had the opportunity for hands-on experience with medical simulators at this year’s Northwest Indian College Career Fair. The event featured a booth offered jointly through the Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Tudies and the UW School of Medicine Center for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (CEDI).
Students were able to try out tools for simulating intubation, laparoscopy, ultrasound, and central line placement under the guidance of the Institute staff. CEDI provided information to prospective students about UW health sciences programs.
Austin Shipman, the Institute Program Coordinator, said students “seemed really engaged and ex
cited” about getting hands-on opportunities with high-tech simulators.
Beth Sobba, an Institute Scientific Instructional Technician, guides students through intubation on a manikin.
Dr. Brian Ross, the Institute Executive Director, lends a hand to a student trying a laparoscopic simulator.