TAMPA, FL Patients around the world will benefit from better training and testing of health professionals as USF Health opens its $38 million Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) in downtown Tampa.
Packed with learning tools that aren't found anywhere else in the world, CAMLS is expected to draw 30,000 health professionals from around the globe each year to train in advanced surgical skills, in interdisciplinary teams, and to have their skills evaluated by the best in the field.
Ultimately, USF Health leaders believe that CAMLS will lead to better and safer patient care across the U.S. and beyond.
"CAMLS will lead the way to a transformation of how health professionals are trained and assessed across America," said Dr. Stephen Klasko, CEO of USF Health and dean of the USF Morsani College of Medicine. "The old standard 'see one-do one-teach one' model will become obsolete. Instead, patients will have the comfort of knowing their health professionals have been evaluated and are competent to care for them."
CAMLS' scope and devotion to better training already are drawing praise from national healthcare leaders who have seen the facility, which occupies an entire city block in downtown Tampa.
U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that CAMLS "will be on the map across the country and across the world." Dr. Darrell Kirch, president of the Association of American Medical Colleges, called CAMLS "an international example of where we're heading around teaching and assessing doctors and other healthcare professionals based on their competence."
"The technology is dazzling," Dr. Kirch said of CAMLS. "But what's most important to me is the positive impact it would have on patient care and patient outcomes."
CAMLS' grand opening is slated for March 30th. Features at the three-story, 90,000 square foot facility include:
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