Center for Professional Development & Simulation

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The Center for Professional Development & Simulation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is a premier center for professional development, simulation-based training, and educational research. We are dedicated to improving the quality of care at Lahey Health and in the greater medical community through collaboration across the disciplines of medicine, surgery, nursing and allied health.

Our Center consists of special training rooms with the latest sophisticated simulation equipment. We cater to multiple learners including physicians, nurses, fellows, residents, students, allied health professionals and industry personnel.

How Providers Benefit

Healthcare providers can be assured of receiving expert training and education by Lahey physicians who are renowned in their field, using leading-edge simulation technology. We offer credentialing in multiple areas including FLS, FES, FUSE. We offer the longest-running interventional pulmonology course in the country as well as specialized courses in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

What sets us apart is our strong commitment to team training. Multidisciplinary patient care is the hallmark of Lahey, and we support this by training caregiving teams, such as trauma and code teams, to ensure seamless patient care and cooperation across multiple hospital disciplines.

These benefits are reflected in the Center’s goals: 

  • Present education and training programs for healthcare professionals that advance patient safety and improve quality of care through a broad range of simulation, team experience and novel instructional methods, embracing new technologies
  • Through Lahey's partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine and affiliated institutions, establish a network to foster clinical innovation and knowledge transfer in order to be a resource for community-based care
  • Perform scientifically sound and meaningful research in medical education and simulation training
  • Provide leadership in the development of educational standards and policy at the local, regional, national, and international levels

Learn more about our clinical skills & team training programs. 

How Vendors Benefit

Vendors interested in running their own courses can rent our facilities to have a state-of-the-art space in which to conduct a training session. We are flexible, accommodating and easy to work with. Learn more about our opportunities for vendors. 

How Patients Benefit

At the Center, we are focused on patient safety and the best patient experience possible. Our facilities give providers the opportunity to rehearse procedures and teamwork skills before stepping into the patient care environment. The concept of “practice makes perfect” is evident in the work we do. Learn more about simulation.