Medical Academy?/font> is a state-wide collaboration consisting of all 15 community
colleges within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In a coordinated
effort, each of the community colleges are developing a process to integrate
patient simulation into first the nursing curriculum, followed by other areas of
health. The goal is to create for each college at least one patient unit.
Each unit will consist of four patients with the supportive equipment and
environment as is found in the hospital setting. Academy members
explore computer based simulation, and where appropriate, integrate
simulation into the curriculum with the expectation of improved patient care.
Each regional institution is responsible for
assisting other region members in developing, implementing and sustaining
patient simulation. Contacts are listed for most insitutions.
Anyone interested in or currently using patient
simulation is invited to join.
Lead Institutions are in Italics
Region I - Western Mass.
Contact Mike Foss
Springfield Technical Community
Mike Foss firstname.lastname@example.org
413.755.4840 or 4838
Patricia Hanrahan email@example.com
Berkshire Community College
Anna Foss firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenfield Community College
Judi Singley email@example.com
Holyoke Community College
Region II - Middle Mass.
Mt. Wachusett Community College
Patricia Carroll SIMs
Medical Lab Coordinator Nursing Dept.
978.632.6600 x 345 firstname.lastname@example.org
Middlesex Community College
Carol Femia, Assistant Professor Nursing and Lab
Rory Putnam 978.738.7538 email@example.com
North Shore Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Sheila Kane 978.738.7410 firstname.lastname@example.org
Quinsigamond Community College
Karen Hesselberg, Nurse Education Lab Coordinator
and Senior Technical Specialist email@example.com
Region III - Eastern Mass.
Mass Bay Community College
Carolyn Parmenter, Health Professions
Lab Technician, 508-270-4293, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bristol Community College
Bunker Hill Community College
Cape Cod Community College
Massasoit Community College
Roxbury Community College
How to Join the Academy