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Special effects helping to train residents at Boston Children’s Hospital
The Boston Globe

Special effects whizzes who brought ghouls and monsters to life on television are helping residents at Boston Children’s Hospital become better surgeons.

Fractured FX, a Los Angeles makeup and special effects company, is partnering with the Simulator Program at Children’s to create a line of plastic model patients with body parts that look and feel real, the teams announced Monday at the Global Pediatric Innovation Summit.

The goal is to provide a training platform on which Children’s doctors can rehearse complex procedures before they approach patients. The two groups also intend to sell such simulators to other institutions beginning next year.