GivingTuesday Supports Clinical Skills and Simulation Center
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Created in 2012, the movement inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate and celebrate generosity. This year at New York Medical College (NYMC), GivingTuesday inspired donations of more than $50,000 to support the Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (CSSC)—nationally recognized for its innovative and comprehensive clinical training. The support comes at a critical time when the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased the demand for safe, simulated learning environments where quality patient care and professionalism are emphasized.
Donations on GivingTuesday were generously matched up to $25,000 by the NYMC Board of Advisors; David E. Asprinio, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and professor of clinical orthopedic surgery, and Kim Flood; and Ben Chouake, M.D., a member of the Board of Trustees, and Esther Chouake, M.D.
“We are very grateful for the generous donations garnered by the GivingTuesday initiative in support of the CSSC’s mission. However, to meet the growing demands for assessment and certification programs, and to strengthen all health professional training programs at NYMC, Westchester Medical Center Health Network, and other affiliated hospitals and practices, the footprint of the CSSC needs to expand to produce an advanced and more assessable clinical skills training facility,” said Katharine Yamulla, M.A., CHSE, senior director of competency-based assessment and clinical skills education and director of the CSSC. “Funds raised for the CSSC will directly support developing a larger, state-of-the-art, clinically-relevant training facility that will emerge as the premier location in the Hudson Valley for executing cutting-edge clinical skills training and assessment. By doing so, we can greatly increase the volume and quality of training, assessment and certification programs, as well as implement clinical skills curricula and simulation-based experiences to increase learner competence and serve as a partner to professional organizations.”