Jeremy Hall, M.D., M.A., has been named director of the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine's Rodney R. Parry, M.D., Clinical Skills & Simulation Center Parry Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation. Hall will be responsible for oversight of center operations, curriculum development, staffing and direction of faculty in the center. In the lead-up to the center's anticipated grand opening this summer, Hall will also contribute to design, layout and specification of equipment requirements.
The $1.5 million simulation center will be a state-of-the-art facility to teach clinical communication, physical examination and technical skills for health professionals at all levels of learning.
"Dr. Hall will bring his expertise as an emergency medicine physician and his interest in simulation education to this exciting new position in the Parry Center," said Janet Lindemann, M.D., M.B.A., dean of medical student education at the School of Medicine.
Hall is no stranger to the Sanford School of Medicine. A 2005 graduate of the School, Hall previously served as an assistant professor in the department of family medicine. In addition to his extensive research experience with clinical simulation, Hall said he plans to draw from his time as both a teacher and a learner when it comes to moving forward in his new position.
"I am enthusiastic about the range of possibilities with the development of this dynamic center," said Hall. "The directorship allows me to pursue my passion for teaching in these areas and improve patient safety."