The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center is home to a host of advanced, innovative educational technologies. The Center’s 20 fully equipped patient exam rooms and two large simulation rooms are equipped with ceiling- and wall-mounted pan/tilt/zoom cameras, multidirectional microphones, two-way speakers, telephones, and a computer for capturing data that yields immediate, detailed and useful feedback for students.
Within the state-of-the-art simulation rooms are three Laerdal SimMan 3G high-fidelity patient simulators – wireless, self-contained mannequins controlled remotely by faculty. This gives learners a chance to manage all facets of patient care scenarios, pharmacological interventions and responses, and airway management. Simulation training with both adult and pediatric mannequins includes various basic and advanced life support course modules. Two additional skills laboratories were constructed to house our Harvey cardiovascular simulators.
A new state-of-the-art Radiology Teaching Suite was developed in the Medical Education Center (MEC) and opened during the 2015-16 academic year. The facility contains a classroom that is specially equipped with smartboard and video display technologies electronically linked to an Anatomage™ table. This virtual dissection table features a touch-interactive display system that realistically depicts a living human’s anatomy. Student learning is enhanced by its digital library that includes over 120 pathological examples.
Learning management system
The curriculum for the M.D. program is loaded in LCMS+, a sophisticated, centralized learning management system that allows faculty to clearly map educational program objectives, curriculum content, instructional methods, and assessment measures directly to courses and clerkships. The system also offers patient encounter tracking capabilities and evaluation and assessment components.
Director of Educational Technology
Instructional Technology Specialist