Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

kidSTAR Overview

The mission of the kidSTAR Medical Education program is simple: kidSTAR enhances patient safety and promotes excellent clinical care delivery through rich experiential learning that empowers multidisciplinary teams.

kidSTAR provides a flexible learning environment for all health professionals to practice key clinical skills, develop high-quality teamwork and communication skills in a psychologically safe environment.

kidSTAR’s brings years of experience to the process of creating immersive learning experiences, both in the laboratory and the clinical setting, providing immediate review and feedback.

We develop and implement simulations that focus on interprofessional teamwork, crisis resource management and communication skills. Our learners span a broad range of clinical disciplines, including pediatric, emergency medicine and family practice residents; fellows, nurses & APNs; ancillary clinical care providers; Feinberg medical students, student nurses and physician assistants; Global outreach residents; and clinicians from Lurie partner hospitals.

Learn more about our program via the links below.