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.
- Sixteen fully equipped patient exam rooms and a simulation lab with unobtrusive viewing capability
- A central conference room for simultaneous viewing of all exam rooms or dual-monitoring
- A dedicated conference room for students/residents’ orientation and debriefing
- A dedicated lounge for training and orientation of standardized patients
- A computer-supported management system that allows for the administration, analysis and reporting of student performances
- Digital recording capability that allows performances to be streamed securely over the Web
Activities & Simulation
Center-based activities concentrate on the use of simulation, standardized patients and patient simulators, to assist in the teaching and assessment of knowledge and skills at a variety of levels in the health care and human service professions.
Standardized patients assist in the teaching and assessment of clinical skills, communication skills, medication counseling skills, and health assessment skills.
The Wasson Center also utilizes high-fidelity human patient simulators with physiologically accurate responses to stimuli, as well as a library of task trainers, to enhance learning and allow complex information and procedures to be learned, practiced, and retained more effectively.
Together, standardized patients and simulators provide a high-fidelity simulation environment conducive to acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary for excellent, compassionate and safe patient-centered care.
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