During the East Bay Career Pathways Convening a couple weeks ago, I visited Kaiser Permanente’s Garfield Innovation Center.
What a remarkable facility for teaching and learning! It replicates the major functions and services that a hospital performs and creates a space where the entire care process can be analyzed, role-played and tested. For example, there’s an admissions office, an operating room, a labor and delivery room with sophisticated mannequins that can simulate routine and emergency scenarios. In fact, my friend and colleague, David Stern, had the chance to temporarily convert his PhD into an MD and successfully delivered a baby!