Friday Night at the ER

Spend a night in the ER without ever leaving the classroom!

Students Play Friday Night at the ER.
Friday Night at the ER Logo.

Friday Night at the ER is a serious game that challenges teams of four to manage a busy hospital during a simulated 24-hour period that takes just one actual hour to complete. Guided by a trained facilitator, four players per table each manage their department, handle patient flow, and deal with any unexpected situations that arise. Players each have distinct roles, yet depend on each other to communicate, and provide quality care at a reasonable cost. Players discover that quality and cost problems can only be solved when each member puts their essential skills into practice. A guided discussion follows the interactive game experience. Friday Night at the ER widely used by hospitals, IPE programs, and Fortune 500 companies throughout the country. 

Sessions Scheduled Spring Semester 2019:

* All Sessions to be held in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Room 443

SESSION DATE
Session 1 Monday, September 9th
Session 2 Wednesday, September 18th
Session 3 Wednesday, September 25th 
Session 4 Wednesday, October 2nd
Session 5 Wednesday, October 9th
Session 6 Tuesday, October 15th 
Session 7 Thursday, October 24th 
Session 8 Monday, October 28th 
Session 9 Monday, November 4th
Session 10 Tuesday, November 12th
Session 11 Wednesday, November 20th

Registration Information Coming Soon!

FAQ

Who can play?

UB students and faculty enrolled in the following health professions: athletic training, dental medicine, dietetics, health law, healthcare management, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, physical therapy, public health, and social work. 

What does it teach?

  • Applied systems thinking
  • Collaboration across boundaries
  • Smart innovation
  • Data-driven decision making
  • Designing structure for desired behavior

How much time does a game session require?

Allow 2.5 to 3 hours.

Is there a cost to play?

There is no fee.