Clerkships offer state of the art simulations training for all students with this "just-in-time" learning method. Studies show that adults learn best when the training in simulations is immediately proximal to the experiences in which they will be applying the skills and knowledge. Currently, all students experience these simulations (IV, intubation, suturing, sterile technique, ultrasonographic physical diagnosis, etc.) in required clerkships. Extra practice is available as determined by the department and instructors:

  • Surgery (SimPORTAL)
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Anesthesiology (SimPORTAL)
  • Student interest groups can arrange for workshops using patient simulators (SimMan, iStan, TraumaMan, etc.) or to practice other skills. Groups are charged for these activities based upon supply use and staff time.
  • Access to endoscopic/laparoscopic skills trainers is available on a 24/7 basis after students are oriented to the equipment.
  • Skills practice outside of defined curricula or interest group activities may be arranged with the SimPORTAL staff dependent upon previous instruction.

For more information on the SimPORTAL, contact John Raymond (612) 626-5636, SimPORTAL Coordinator, A582 Mayo Memorial Building.

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