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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

  1. What is the Solomont Center?  
  2. Where is the Center located?
  3. Who can use the center?
  4. How do I schedule time in the center?   
  5. How do I create a course?     
  6. How do I schedule course?     
  7. How can I learn to use the equipment so I can run a course?     
  8. Is there a charge to use the center?   
  9. Who pays for consumable products?   
  10. Are there rules for using the center?     

1.  What is the Solomont Center?

The Solomont Center is a multi-disciplinary learning center. We provide experiential training for nurse competencies, resident procedural technique as well as complex patient care scenarios across all specialties. More importantly, we are here to promote better cooperation and communication between every employee at BMC. We especially encourage programs that foster exceptional communication between health-care providers.  We hope to reduce unexpected errors in patient care, and make our patients the safest in the country.

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2.  Where is the center located?

The Solomont Center is on the ground floor of the East Newton Pavilion, 88 East Newton Street, just inside the rear entrance.

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3.  Who can use the center?

Any employee of Boston Medical Center may use the center. The priority is on courses that cross disciplines, encouraging cooperation and communication that improves patient care. Have an idea? Let us help you create a program! Send us a message: SolomontCenter@bmc.org

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4.   How do I schedule time in the center?

To schedule time in the center, please contact Andrew Camerato:  SolomontCenter@bmc.org.

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5.  How do I create a course?

There are many people here at the center who can help you to create a course.  Please contact Andrew Camerato for more information. Your information will be reviewed promptly, and the center will provide you with the resources to create the best program possible for your goals and objectives.  We are here to help.  You are not alone!

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6.  How do I schedule course?

Please contact Andrew Camerato at SolomontCenter@bmc.org

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7.  How can I learn to use the equipment so I can run a course?

We have developed a “Train the Trainers” program which includes a presentation as well as hands on training.  Please contact Andrew Camerato for more information.  SolomontCenter@bmc.org

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8.  Is there a charge to use the Solomont Center?

No, there is no charge. Yes, you read that correctly. Your department does not have to pay additional fees to use the center. BMC expects all of us to work together in the center to improve patient care and communication between us to deliver exceptional care without errors.  No exceptions!

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9.  Who pays for consumable products?

Consumables are covered by the simulation center budget. Requests for field-specific equipment may be made by contacting Andrew Camerato: SolomontCenter@bmc.org, and those requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

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10.  Are there rules for using the center?

Please read the policies and procedures for specific guidelines for the center. The Solomont Center offers training modules for anyone interested in producing a program at the center.  We can help you through the entire process, from formulating teaching objectives, to using the equipment, and creating meaningful debriefing sessions for your learners. Feel free to contact us any time for help.

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Contact Us

Alan D. Solomont & Susan Lewis Solomont Clinical Simulation & Nursing Education Center

Newton Pavilion
Room 1640
88 East Newton Street
Boston, MA 02118

Call: 617.638.1702 or email:

Program Manager
Andrew Camerato
Call: 617.638.1702
Cell: 617.733.5495
Fax: 617.638.1701

Simulation Specialist
Elena Cotto

Ron Medzon, MD

Associate Clinical Director
Pamela Corey, RN, MSN