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As a leader in education, the MUHC is committed to the continued growth of current and future health care providers.

The promotion of interprofessional partnerships in a positive, engaging and collaborative environment benefits all learners across health professions and through all stages of learning.

All health care professions share a common and primary commitment to serving the patient and working toward the ideal of health for all. While each profession has its own focus and role, the scope of health care mandates that health professionals work collaboratively. The complexity of patient care has made the need for collaboration between health professionals essential.

If health care providers work as a team, they must practice as a team.

With your help, we can provide them with these opportunities.

Simulation is a powerful tool  

The use of simulation on site (i.e. at the hospital) and in-situ (i.e. in the actual clinical environment) provides benefits directly related to improved patient safety and outcomes. The discovery of latent errors and knowledge gaps through simulation has been shown to prevent adverse outcomes and improve care in the hospital setting. Simulation also improves patient safety by improving team cohesion. Crisis Resource Management (CRM), leadership skills and team communication under stressful conditions can be improved and indeed are the focus of many of the simulations conducted.

Our goal is to provide all learners and employees of the MUHC with easy access to simulation as a tool for education, training, onboarding, assessment, introduction of new technologies and processes, research and innovation in an efficient and cost-effective manner by creating the MUHC/ RI-MUHC/ McGill Simulation Network.

The creation of a Simulation Network site will address the learning needs of all health professionals and help:

  • Foster the highest quality patient centered care now and in the future by providing opportunities for professional development, and by preparing the next generation of health care professionals
  • Attract and retain strong staff
  • Promote a culture of patient safety
  • Train educators to teach better through increased supervisor preparedness/ongoing faculty development and shared best practices
  • Explore and implement the various blended learning models to achieve the various learning objectives of different health care teams
  • Improve the level and quality of simulation conducted across the network
  • Develop programs and curricula that incorporate opportunities for learners of all health professions to interact in a collaborative manner with a range of disciplines in the provision of health care
  • Develop a database of cases and scenarios for various simulation types
  • Establish liaisons with other professional organizations for the purpose of considering joint statements and activities designed to foster interdisciplinary education
  • Develop and promote scholarly activity related to simulation and simulation education
  • Conduct research to evaluate outcomes (particularly patient outcomes) of interdisciplinary models of education and practice.
  • Foster an environment that promotes and facilitates innovation


“Having the time to actually pause and learn from simulations not only gives us the confidence as professionals, but allows us to learn essential lessons. At the end of the day it is all about making sure we provide the best care possible for our patients.”

– Christine Echegaray-Benites, Advanced Practice Nurse


For more information, to make a donation or to get involved, please contact Nancy Boulanger, Development Officer, Major Gifts at 514-934-1934, ext. 35914 ,