Our Academic & Clinical Sites

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Academic site:

Central Connecticut State University

Primary basic and applied science didactic courses are presented at Central Connecticut State University.

Mission:  Central Connecticut State University is a community of learners dedicated to teaching and prepares students to be thoughtful, responsible and successful citizens. As a comprehensive public university, we provide broad access to quality degree programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Located in New Britain, CCSU is the largest of the four Connecticut State universities; it serves nearly 12,500 students, 10,000 undergraduates, and 2,500 graduate students.

Our Clinical sites:

Our clinical sites are less than 10 miles away from the university. Both clinical sites are walking distance apart. Therefore, travel requirements are minimal. 

Hartford Hospital

Hartford Hospital, founded in 1854, one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with perhaps the region’s busiest surgery practice, has been training physicians for over 150 years. It is a member of Hartford HealthCare, a large, diversified health care system. The hospital has 819 beds, delivered over 3500 babies and performed over 44,608 cases in 2015.

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a teaching hospital and home of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and its residency program in pediatrics.  More than 5,000 patients are admitted to medical/surgical units and nearly 8,039 cases were performed in 2015.

CESI – Center for Education and Simulation Innovation

The Center for Education, Simulation and Innovation at Hartford Hospital (CESI) at Hartford Hospital. Its mission is to promote excellence in clinical care, advance patient safety and improve multidisciplinary team performance through high-fidelity medical simulation. Participants are able to train in a setting similar to his/her actual work environment to create an atmosphere of realism. Working in this environment lends support to the simulator’s extended capabilities to mimic multiple types of acute crises and patient care scenarios.

The first manikin was purchased through the Department of Anesthesia by Dr. Thomas Mort, who had the foresight to see the direct benefits to patient safety and health care provider education human patient simulation could offer. Dr. Mort was the champion in establishing the first Simulation Center in the State of Connecticut back in 1990.

Since then the Simulation Center has been renamed and expanded its new state-of-the-art regional training facility. CESI has expanded from 900 square feet on South Building 5 to 20,000 square feet in the ERC second floor. CESI is growing again-to 40,000 square feet-expected opening in 2016.