Focus On EMU: Students Get Simulated Experience In Field Of Medicine

Nov 15, 2018

EMU IPE Simulation Day
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EMU's College of Health and Human Services is intent on its students becoming successful in the field of medicine.  Now, those students can get a real, hands-on experience this week.  In this week's "Focus on EMU," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Linda Myler, assistant professor and director of nursing simulation labs at EMU, about the second annual IPE Simulation Day, where students get to work in simulated, medical situations.

About Interprofessional Education (IPE) Simulation Day

The day’s program, which combines students from a variety of health programs that also included orthotics and prosthetics, occupational therapy, health administration, clinical lab science, athletic training and social work, is part of a powerful emphasis and culture at the EMU College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) on interprofessional education (IPE) – the idea that patients benefit most from integrated care that blends the efforts of professionals from various areas.

Professors Linda Myler and Kathy Seurynck, co-directors of the nursing simulation labs at EMU and organizers of the day’s program along with Jacob Lindquist, a professor of orthotics and prosthetics, will lead the discussions.

The event takes place on Friday, November 16 at the patient simulation facilities at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital and Rackham Hall on the EMU campus.

For more on the nature of the event, see the video on last year’s interprofessional education day


EMU College of Health and Human Services

Linda Myler

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital

"The power of integrated medical care: Eastern Michigan University to hold second annual Interprofessional Education day on Friday, Nov. 16"

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