STRATUS: Simulation, Training, Research and Technology Utilization System
At the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, an SSH accredited center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, our educators, researchers, and simulation team strive to continuously push the envelope in medical education, all to support safe and effective patient care. With our educational and operational expertise and state-of-the-art facility and technology, we provide simulation-based learning experiences and research opportunities for healthcare personnel from around the globe.
The STRATUS Center is committed to advancing health professional education, patient safety, and healthcare outcomes through the development and application of innovative curricula, educational methodologies, quality improvement, and multidisciplinary research, supported by a world-class operational infrastructure.
The STRATUS Center will be a world leader in transforming patient safety and care through innovative simulation education, research, assessment, and quality improvement.
What We Offer
STRATUS leverages simulation’s array of applications to educate and assess clinicians, perform/promote research, and support clinical process improvement. We also draw on our experience and high-fidelity clinical environment to partner with industry and provide consulting services.
Our Annual Reports highlight our achievements, developments, and plans for the future.
In 2003, inspired by a vision to introduce a paradigm shift in healthcare education, STRATUS was born. Since then, we have provided high-quality simulation-based education, research, and services within our institution and around the world.
STRATUS opens; team from STRATUS travels to Australia, Malaysia, Korea, and Japan to introduce simulation to the Asia Pacific
Mock Codes, Code Team Training, and first Intern Orientation
STRATUS performs needs assessment for Abu Dhabi Ministry of Health and Sheikh Khalifa Medical Center; tactical EMS courses for the FBI and MA State Police
Center expansion proposal adopted
STRATUS works with Laerdal on the development of SimMan 3G; accredited as an American College of Surgeons Education Institute
Curricula initiated for medicine, OB/GYN, anesthesiology, surgery, radiology, neurology, and DFCI
First Director of Education and Research; first Simulation Fellow
SRM/STRATUS opens at SRM University and Medical Center in Chennai, India; conducts first pulmonary hypertension program for Lung RX, Inc.
STRATUS opens the first simulation center in Kazakhstan for the Astana Department of Health; develops a simulation-based Peri-Partum Complications Course with the Argentinean Ministry of Health
Non-technical skills research lab opens at STRATUS
STRATUS receives NSBRI/NASA grant to study non-technical skills for long duration space missions
STRATUS undergoes second expansion
STRATUS supports Department of State simulation-based trauma training
STRATUS reaccredited by Society for Simulation in Healthcare (including for its fellowship program), new Medical Director and first Administrative Director
About Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a founding member of Mass General Brigham, is a world-class academic medical center based in Boston, Massachusetts. A teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, the Brigham includes over 1,200 physicians across a wide range of specialties. The Brigham has been the source of many achievements in research and medicine including the world’s first successful heart valve operation and the world’s first solid organ transplant. As one of the top hospitals in the US, the Brigham continues to provide excellence in medical care, training, and research.
Give to STRATUS
At the STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, we are dedicated to enhancing patient safety by advancing healthcare education. With assistance from our donors, we continue to help improve clinical outcomes and patient care. Thank you for supporting our work!
To give to STRATUS, please visit the BWH gift page and select “Other” under “How would you like your gift to be designated?” Please type “STRATUS” in the field that appears. Thank you!