Simulation-based Education


High-fidelity simulation is an integral component of our clinical training programs. Pediatric and Adult fellows begin their critical care medicine training by participating in simulation sessions as part of their orientation. Trainees use child- and adult-sized simulators during hands-on skills workshops, including:

  • Difficult airway management
  • Central venous catheterization
  • Chest tube placement
  • Neurological devices
  • Point-of-care ultrasound
  • ACLS and PALS

Simulation workshops are held at two venues:

The Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER) located at 230 McKee Place, Suite 300 in Oakland.

The Pediatric Simulation Center of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh located at 4401 Penn Avenue, 2nd Floor in Lawrenceville.


Associate Director

Melinda Hamilton, MD, MSc
Professor of Critical Care Medicine & Pediatrics