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Akron General provides the resources for an excellent educational experience –- whether it's as a medical student, resident or as a practicing physician. The Kenneth Calhoun Research Laboratory is staffed by four PhDs and two MDs to help support the interests and needs of our residents, students and faculty. With the help of PACS radiology imaging systems, electronic medical records, a wireless network and specially designed Web portal, our physicians spend more time where they prefer to be – with patients.

We also know that life can be busy. That's why we provide the other facilities, services and conveniences to make things work a little more smoothly and keep our staff in step. On call quarters are stocked daily with sandwiches, fruit, sodas and milk. Free uniforms, on-site laundry services, an exercise allowance and other great benefits are also a part of the medical education experience at Akron.

State-of-the-Art Simulation: An Integrated Approach
Learners at Akron General have the opportunity to experience life-like clinical situations and hone their skills through our Simulation Center. While many programs focus solely on mechanical simulation and skills practice utilizing mannequins, we offer an integrated approach to provide our learners with the preparation they need to practice medicine in tomorrow's environment. We are able to provide this with a large facility that provides patient examination rooms for standardized patient interactions, wireless remote mannequin for situational scenarios, and a variety of specific task trainers for central line placement, chest tube placement, intubation, lumbar puncture, and casting/splinting.

In addition to traditional simulation, our Simulation Center offers:

  • Training in psychomotor skills for surgical techniques through our Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) Program. Akron General surgeons perform some of the most cutting edge minimally invasive procedures. The FLS program helps build the skills required to ultimately train along side our surgeons in the OR and develop confidence with fine instrumentation and resident's individual surgical technique.
  • Training and practice for effective patient interviews and team communication. Studies show that effective physician-patient communication can lead to improved patient health outcomes. We recognize how difficult it can be to have candid conversations on sensitive topics. Our teaching staff is available to coach learners through this process and provide opportunities to practice effective communication.
  • Situational practice and analysis. This ultimate practical approach allows learners to simulate their role in an a potential situation, debrief after the event and build confidence in their capabilities, which is critical particularly during stressful situations.
  • Critical skills practice required to help prevent, identify early on, and handle rare events. The goal is to provide an inclusive experience that what would normally take years of practice to accumulate.

    The department of Medical Education includes a  auditorium, media center, classrooms and catering services. Easily accessible from patient care staff areas, this facility houses weekly grand rounds and various educational seminars for professionals and the community.

    • Cardiac cath lab
    • Cardiac rehab
    • Stress and pacemaker lab
    • Hemodialysis unit
    • Hyperbaric medicine
    • Neurology lab
    • Pulmonary function lab
    • Respiratory therapy
    • Sleep lab
    • Verified Level-1 Trauma Center
    • MRI
    • CT
    • Ultrasound

    Medical Library and Community Health Library
    Our state of the art Akron General Medical Library provides health care professionals with free access to health-related materials and information. The Medical Library is open to all medical professionals — physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and all allied health professionals. Over 25 Internet connected (T1 line) computers ensure that Akron General healthcare professionals have resources they need to find information about specific healthcare topics.

    The Akron General Community Health Library provides free access to health-related materials and information. The Library is open to the public — patients, their families and friends, visitors, hospital staff, community organizations, businesses — anyone who is seeking health information. It's Akron General's way of ensuring that the Akron community has the resources it needs to find information about specific health care topics.

    Medical Photography
    The services below are offered to our medical staff and residents:

    • Digital Photography (Surgical Photos, license application, Patient photography and copy work)
    • In-house printing
    • 35 mm slides from PowerPoint presentations
    • Software 97-2000-XP
    • Scanning
    • Charts & tables
    • Sounds & movie clips
    • CD's
    • Posters
    • Video duplications
    • Satellite downlinks, Polycom Video Conferencing
    • Patient and staff education channels (available on the Tigr system)

  • Date Updated: 17-MAY-2016

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