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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
Learn more about RCCSS

Our expert staff is here to help you enhance your skills and achieve your goals for simulation-based education.


Researchers at RCCSS are leaders in simulation-based education and prolific contributors to the scientific literature.


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


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.