Interprofessional Education Services, Standardized Patients and Simulation Services
Interprofessional Education Services
Interprofessional Education, Standardized Patients, and Simulation (IPES) supports the mission and goals of Northeast Ohio Medical University by providing strategic oversight for a campus-wide focus on aspects of interprofessional education, standardized patients and simulation. This includes the William G. Wasson, M.D., Center for Clinical Skills Training, Assessment, and Scholarship and IPES.
This unit works collaboratively with internal stakeholders that include Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Graduate Studies, as well as, centralized administrative offices including: Academic Services, Enrollment Services, Faculty Affairs, and Student Affairs. In addition to NEOMED internal stakeholders, IPES has partnerships with regional colleges and universities, hospitals and health systems. Through these collaborations and partnerships, learners acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes to become culturally and clinically competent providers that practice patient-centered care in a team-based collaborative practice.
Holly Gerzina, Ph.D., M.Ed.
Executive Director, Interprofessional Education and Simulation Services
Cassandra Konen, M.A., LPC
Assistant Director, Interprofessional Education and Simulation Services
Wasson Center for Clinical Skills Training, Assessment and Scholarship
The Wasson Center for Clinical Skills Training, Assessment, and Scholarship is a state-of-the-art simulation facility that allows Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) students and other health care professionals from around the region to train and practice individual and interprofessional clinical skills.
Simulation has real purpose in today’s society. The Wasson Center uses simulation as an educational tool to enhance clinical skills, patient-centered care and patient safety.
The William G. Wasson, M.D., Center for Clinical Skills Training, Assessment and Scholarship is a dedicated state-of-the-art facility for the teaching, assessment and research of clinical and communication skills.
Are you a physician interested in contributing to the education of future health care professionals? Become physician rater to observe and assess clinical encounters between standardized patients and students.
Have a passion for helping others? You can play a role in educating tomorrows health care providers by "acting" as a patient.