Like the practice of medicine itself, the training of physicians and other health care professionals has evolved as new technologies and methods have appeared. Today’s training often involves the use of high-tech simulators that closely replicate diseases and conditions that health care providers encounter in the real world.
For learners, simulators expand the breadth and depth of their skills by offering opportunities for practice and ensuring mastery of standardized processes.
For patients, simulation training enhances the quality and safety of care they receive as providers are better prepared and more proficient during their training years and as they enter practice.
UT Southwestern Medical Center has long used simulators in its training. Now, that commitment to producing exceptionally trained physicians and to ensuring the highest standards of safety and care has entered an exciting new phase.
UT Southwestern significantly expanded its simulation program – both in the number and types of training activities – giving students more opportunities than ever before to learn and refine a wide array of skills with the opening of new Simulation Center, one of the most advanced simulation centers in the country.