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McGraw-Hill Professional and Simbionix™ Partner to Provide Enhanced Surgical Simulation and Education

NEW YORK and CLEVELAND, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Professional, a leading global provider of information resources for the scientific and medical communities, and Simbionix™, the world's leading provider of medical education and simulation technology, have partnered to bring surgical education content from McGraw-Hill Professional's online surgical training resource AccessSurgery™ ( to users of Simbionix's MentorLearn system.  This new collaboration will integrate visual and clinical training content from AccessSurgery into Simbionix MentorLearn to enhance simulation-based training and support surgical innovation and practice.

AccessSurgery is a media-rich resource for surgical education that combines leading McGraw-Hill references with surgical videos, animations, interactive board review, and more. This resource offers medical students, surgical residents, and practicing surgeons fundamental training and clinical reference for general and subspecialty surgical procedures and operations. The Simbionix MentorLearn system is the optimal solution for managing all training and education needs for the Simbionix line of simulators, linking data from all simulators and allowing administration tasks with more ease and in a time-efficient manner.

"Extending our content and innovative curricular tools to a leading line of surgical simulators is a natural extension of AccessSurgery's mission," says Scott Grillo, vice president and publisher of medical publishing at McGraw-Hill Professional. "Together with Simbionix, we can enhance our existing learning tools for surgical residents and medical students."

"We are very excited about our cooperation with McGraw-Hill Professional," commented Gary Zamler, Simbionix CEO. "Adding professional educational content to our virtual reality simulators is in line with Simbionix's ongoing strategy to provide complete educational solutions."

About McGraw-Hill Professional

McGraw-Hill Professional is a leading global provider of print and electronic content and services for the medical, technical, and business communities. Its offerings include reference and certification books for all professional and educational disciplines and online solutions on medical and health, engineering, business, and scientific topics. For more information, visit

McGraw-Hill Professional is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is a leading innovator in the development of teaching and learning solutions for the 21st century. Through a comprehensive range of traditional and digital education content and tools, McGraw-Hill Education empowers and prepares professionals and students of all ages to connect, learn and succeed in the global economy. McGraw-Hill Education has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at

About Simbionix USA Corporation 

Simbionix is the world's leading provider of simulation and training products for medical professionals and the healthcare industry. Founded in 1997, the company is committed to delivering high quality products, advancing clinical performance and optimizing procedural outcomes.

For more information on Simbionix, visit

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