William Fales MD, FACEP & Richard L. Lammers MD, FACEP
Assistant Deans for Simulation and Clinical Applications - Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Simulation is the bridge between the classroom and the clinical arena. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine curriculum includes well over a hundred hours of simulation, so it's really a quantum leap from what most schools are giving currently. We give clinical experience and teach a procedural skill earlier than we could in the clinical arena because it's a controlled situation - it's safe, no one gets hurt, and learners are allowed to make mistakes and practice as many times as needed. It accelerates learning from the student perspective because what they learn - they don't forget. Investments in the simulation and the equipment resource centers don't just benefit medical students, but they benefit residents, currently practicing physicians in the region, and allied health professionals. Also, they can be used for educational research and to look at performance. Simulation is a whole new era we're just starting to get into and it's necessary for a number of reasons.
Much of the good that Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine will accomplish will be made possible by private support: by people and organizations underwriting leading-edge research, funding scholarships for promising medical students and supporting world-class faculty members. With your help, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine will advance the health of humanity through excellence in medical education, clinical care, research and service.
One-Year, Four-Year, Medical Promise
Awards, Fellowships, Professorships, Chair, Deanship
Annual Lecture, Symposia, Visiting Professor, Lectureship
Lower-level, First, Second, Third, Fifth, Seventh floor
Atrium, Bioskills Lab, Conference Rooms, Entrance Lobby, Exterior Space, Learning Labs, Learning Rooms, Team Based Learning Halls, Library, Research Labs, Simulation Center, Student Commons, etc.
Other Giving Opportunities
Victor A. Berglund M.D. Endowment for Continuing Education
Nursing & Clinical Support Services Endowment
Learn more about the opportunities of giving by contacting:
Al Shifflett III
Western Michigan University
Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Office of Development