Gundersen Health System’s Integrated Center for Education (ICE) provides training and education for medical professionals. In addition, the ICE House can accommodate community education such as being used for medical training by school groups and more.
Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (AHEC), the Health Science Academy and students from Pine Ridge Reservation and HoChunk Nation are groups who have spent time in the ICE House. While visiting, high school students participated in various simulation stations in the Cleary-Kumm Simulation and Training Lab. Here they were able to take part in laparoscopic skills exercises, orthopedic procedures and learned more about human patient simulators by working with a mannequin called iStan.
AHEC supports health career camps throughout Wisconsin allowing students to experience first-hand the challenges, opportunities and reward of health professions. The Health Science Academy partnered with Gundersen, the La Crosse School District and Western Technical College to provide an in-depth experience in healthcare exploration and investigation for students.