Our mission is to offer a world-class simulation program that promotes sharing of clinical knowledge and skills, in addition to innovation and education, across disciplines and practitioner populations to improve the quality and safety of patient care in the Illinois Medical District and beyond.

We focus on interprofessional healthcare teams as well as on individual practitioners:

  • Serving a variety of disciplines
  • Benefiting learners of all skill levels
  • Defining and measuring competencies
  • Enhancing patient and practitioner safety and improving outcomes
  • Advancing the science of simulation in healthcare


Checklist and pen iconBuild an Expert Course
The Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation is a perfect venue for hosting an expert-level course of your own design.
Whether you’re developing a didactic-based, simulation-based or cadaver-based course, RCCSS can provide executive-level administrative and technical support in our state-of-the art facility.

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RCCSS is accredited by the American College of Surgeons and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and is a member of the Chicago Simulation Fellowship Collaboration.


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Society for Simulation in Healthcare - Accredited Program

Chicago Simulation Fellowship Collaboration


Health conversation iconBecome a Standardized Patient
A standardized patient is a person specially trained to take on the characteristics of a real patient, providing doctors and health care workers the opportunity to learn and improve their clinical and communication skills in a simulated environment.
To become a standardized patient, set up a planning meeting with us. This meeting will help you form clear objectives, develop scenarios and learn the best techniques.

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The Rush Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation was established in 2002 through the direction of founding members David M. Rothenberg, MD, and Margaret Faut-Callahan, PhD, and a generous bequest from the estate of Alverin M. Cornell.