The University of Illinois has launched the Jump Simulation Center with a generous $10 million gift from Jump Trading, with the mission of training a new type of doctor, uniquely equipped to transform health care. Located on the Urbana campus, the new center provides all the simulation needs of the new Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the first medical school in the nation focused—from the beginning—at the intersection of engineering and medicine.
The Jump Simulation Center at Illinois is the culmination of several years of planning. In 2014, a $62.5 million gift established the Jump Applied Research Center for Community Health through Engineering and Simulation (Jump ARCHES), a partnership between Jump Simulation and Education Center at OSF HealthCare in Peoria and HCESC at Illinois' College of Engineering.
Jump ARCHES is creating new and innovative simulation technologies is transforming the way healthcare professionals learn.
The Jump Simulation Center is located in the lower-level of the newly renovated Everitt Laboratory, which also serves as home to Department of Bioengineering at Illinois.
“We are building a big effort to become national leaders in simulation. Even though others are training in medical simulation itself, the advanced simulation technologies, such as virtual and augmented reality, is something that we have a unique strength in here at Illinois. There really very few other center like this in the country which provides such a wide range of simulation educational and training tools.”
Kesh Kesavadas Co-Director, Jump Simulation Center Director, Health Care Engineering Systems Center
The JUMP Simulation Center is open for business. See how this new and innovative simulation center is transforming the way healthcare professionals learn at the University of Illinois.
Carle Illinois College of Medicine student Andrew Chang describes being part of a mock event brought to life in the JUMP Simulation Center. Read the full story on the Carle Illinois College of Medicine website.