Simulation-Based Retraining Program
Our faculty members are experts in simulation-based retraining and have helped many anesthesiologists resume a safe and satisfying career in a confidential and respectful manner. For anesthesiologists whose clinical competency has lapsed due to a variety of reasons including limited scope of practice or a prolonged absence from clinical activities and who wish to resume clinical practice or pursue a broader scope of practice, our program of retraining using multi-modality simulation allows the clinician to update their skills while at the same time maintaining patient safety. New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) has accepted our standardized six-week course of simulation and operating room observation for physicians with prolonged clinical abstinence seeking state licensure. We also offer custom designed mini-courses to meet the needs of the individual practitioner.
Graduates of our simulation-based retraining program have received credentialing and clinical appointments at local academic centers in order to complete their retraining via supervised clinical experiences. If you are in need of a simulation-based retraining program please contact us and we would be happy to discuss our program with you in further detail.
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HELPS Center Retraining and Competency Assessment Testimonials
Dear Doctors Levine and Hanss,
I just wanted to thank you both for all the work that went into pulling things together for the simulations. This was by far the most interesting and exciting thing we've done so far in medical school. I liked both the hands-on approach and the process focused problem solving that Bryan and Alan walked us through. They were wonderful teachers and this was a fantastic addition to our course work. Please convince other course directors to include simulations to the greatest extent allowed by scheduling of the rooms. Thank you so much for this opportunity.
"I performed my first cases last week... It was amazing! Thanks to you, Ethan and Sam. Overall, the experience was confidence building and positive. By the way, God does have a sense of irony. My FIRST case was an unanticipated difficult intubation. I had to use the MacGrath and had no trouble at all. So, first one out of the box after two and one half years and it was not easy. Sure glad to have that out of the way!
Best wishes to all."
-JP (on medical leave of absence for 2 1/2 years due to injury. Voluntarily participated in our retraining program and was required to undergo a competency assessment for hospital credentialing)
Thank you again for all your assistance in completing the competency assessment. It was truly a worthwhile experience and I feel much more secure about my anesthesia skills; I can't wait to get back to work! Please give my regards to Ethan and Sam. They were terrific teachers.
-MB (required to undergoing competence assessment for state licensure after a 6 year clinical hiatus)
"Adam. I cannot thank you, Ethan and Sam enough for the training that I received at Mt. Sinai. I sincerely believe that you instilled the confidence in me that I needed to resume my career. I am putting kids to sleep in a supervised setting but I really feel limited apprehension even with young babies. Thanks so much."
-KF (voluntarily participated in our retraining program after an 11 year clinical hiatus from pediatric anesthesia to raise a family)