Mercyhealth Welcomes Director of Simulation Education

Yone Amuka

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin—Mercyhealth is pleased to announce Yone Amuka, MD, board certified emergency medicine physician as new Director of Simulation Education for Mercyhealth’s Graduate Medical Education. In this new role, Dr. Amuka will develop and instruct simulation curriculum for physician residents in Mercyhealth’s Internal/Family Medicine Residency Programs in Janesville and Rockford.

“Medical education has advanced in the last few years. We now believe that even ideal learners, under the best of circumstances, will still make mistakes on their journey to proficiency,” said Dr. Amuka. “Simulation training allows for these mistakes to be made and more importantly learned from in a state-of-the-art environment that values patient safety and the improvement of clinical skills above all else.”

The Mercyhealth Family Medicine Residency Program in Janesville is a community-based, three-year program that trains medical residents to become competent and well-rounded family medicine physicians. Residents work in close partnership with faculty members in inpatient, outpatient, hospice and home settings. All of our graduates have become certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and are successfully practicing in their communities of choice. Since inception in 1992, the program has graduated 139 physicians. In July, Mercyhealth will launch its second and third residency programs in Rockford.

Dr. Amuka earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia-College of Medicine, Augusta and completed his residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then went on to acquire fellowship training in Simulation Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Amuka is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Amuka continues to see patients in both emergency rooms at Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center-Janesville and Mercyhealth Hospital and Trauma Center Emergency North.

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