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Paul Ramsey, MD, CEO of UW Medicine, and Douglas Wood, MD, chair of surgery, announce the formal establishment of a Division of Healthcare Simulation Science within the Department of Surgery. This new division is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, and it combines the research and educational delivery expertise of two well-established simulation programs: The Center for Research in Education and Simulation technologies (CREST) and the WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare (WISH).

At the helm of WISH and CREST is Robert Sweet, MD, professor in Urology and adjunct professor in Surgery. The Division for Healthcare Simulation Science will continue to serve the simulation-based efforts of the more than 30 departments and programs across UW Medicine and the WWAMI Region.