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USD Simulation Lab


A key part of our curriculum is simulation. Simulation sessions allow you to work on unfolding cases where a patient’s condition changes and progresses over time.

Each of our sites uses cutting-edge technology to create innovative and realistic patient care scenarios. That technology includes newborn human simulators that cry, hiccup move their arms and legs and even have seizures. The children and adult human simulators can be programmed to have problems like asthma, infection, cancer, cardiac arrest or even traumatic injuries.

You will play an active role in determining how to best care for newborn, children and adult models and see first-hand how to improve or change your decisions to respond to a patient’s needs.

Interprofessional Education

Recognized as a regional leader in interprofessional education (IPE), our faculty and students participate in a variety of IPE learning experiences. These real-life immersion experiences range from small group patient care simulation exercises to providing health care to people within our local communities and even international service learning and clinical immersion trips.

Our IPE activities will allow you to:

  • Showcase your leadership and communication skills
  • Learn to care for people from various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Learn how each health professional team member contributes to quality health care

Contact Us

Name Department & Office Contact
Barbara Stolle
  • SIM Oversight/Instructor
Lee Medicine & Science Hall 303