World-Class Simulation Training and OSCE Preparation
The Consortium for Anesthesia Patient Safety and Experiential Learning (CAPSEL) provides innovative and extensive course offerings to enhance anesthesiology training and patient safety throughout the hospital.
Our faculty are expertly trained and known nationally for their simulation expertise. UNC leaders always play key roles in the annual International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare, and present simulation-related content at the ASA Annual Meeting and subspecialty meetings across the country.
Our faculty and residents have won numerous awards for their contribution to simulation research and implementation.
CAPSEL collaborates with the School of Medicine in a state of the art simulation facility, fully equipped with a modern operating room, AV capture and feed for debriefing and creation of education portfolios, and full actor and technician support. This allows the faculty to focus on what they do best – help trainees become experts.
UNC is leading the nation in simulation preparation with the advent of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) portion of the Applied Examination commencing this year.
Practice OSCEs are held twice a year with video recordings for your viewing in addition to constructive feedback from supervising faculty.
OSCE preparation sessions are also held intermittently throughout the year on Thursday mornings.
For procedural training, CAPSEL has task trainers for central lines, lumbar epidurals, thoracic epidurals, spinals, regional anesthesia, fiberoptic bronchoscopy, surgical airways, and chest tubes.