The Grandel Simulation Education Service led by Dr Rebecca Szabo


Congratulation to Dr Rebecca Szabo, an obstetrician gynaecologist and medical educator and academic at Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology who received a joint grant from Gandel Philanthropy and Melbourne Medical Schoo, University of Melbourne. The grant will fund the program named The Grandel Simulation Education Service that focuses on real life clinical complexity, the patient journey and clinician responses. It will enable health professionals from across the Women’s to train and gain experience dealing with life-threatening emergencies and challenging clinical situations involving women and babies, before encountering them in real life.

This program has been inspired from current world leaders in simulation in Australia, Israel, North America and the United Kingdom. Simulation has long been used in high risk industry such as the airline industry, space exploration, defence forces and the nuclear industry.

This in-situ simulation will be able to provide clinicians real time clinical experience without real patients.  This program will be able to improve quality and provide better health outcomes for the next generation.

Further information on this new initiative can be found at: