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Simulation Training

Inern B Camp

Intern Boot Camp

The 2 day boot camp helps prepare the intern to handle common situations that they will face as a internal medicine resident including vent management and goal of care conversations.

Inern Bcamp

Intern Bootcamp

The interns also undergo mastery training and assessment in paracentesis.



As a PGY2 the residents undergo ACLS training to learn procedural and team leadership skills so they can confidently lead codes in the hospital.

Northwestern’s Internal Medicine residency has gained national acclaim for its innovative, simulation-based training. All of our simulation curricula are rooted in mastery learning theory which incorporates deliberate practice, feedback, and assessment.  All participates must meet or exceed a very high level of skills that are appropriate for safe patient care before completion of the training curricula. In addition to being popular with the housestaff, research has shown that these curricula not only advance residents' skills, but also improves patient care and reduces complications.

Other simulation-based mastery learning curricula that our residents are offered include:

  • Goals of Care Communication Skills
  • Patient Handoffs
  • MICU Patient Management
  • Central Venous Catheter Insertion
  • ACLS
  • Point of Care Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Guided Peripheral IV Insertion
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Arthrocentesis

Selection of Northwestern Simulation Publications On Our Curriculum:

  1. View our current publications
  2. View our past publications

MD Student Simulation Training

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine also offers extensive simulation opportunities to the medical students in their simulation lab. Get more information on the Center for Education in Medicine site.