Boston Children’s Hospital and Hollywood special effects company form new partnership

An infant model that surgical teams can use to practice surgery.
An infant model that surgical teams can use to practice surgery. –Lane Turner / The Boston Globe

Residents at Boston Children’s Hospital will soon have realistic looking body parts to use in training, thanks to a new partnership with a Los Angeles-based special effects company.

The new venture, with Fractured FX, was announced Monday by the hospital at the Global Pediatric Summit, according to BetaBoston.

“When you look at industries across the board, whether you’re a professional athlete, a pilot, or you work in a nuclear power plant, a basic tenet of their pathway is rehearsal, is practice,’’ said Peter Weinstock, director of the hospital’s Simulator Program. “Medicine was the only high stakes industry that wasn’t practicing prior to game time.’’

Learn more about the partnership in this video released by Children’s.

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