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Medical students learning via a simulation mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

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Our versatile simulation center can mimic a resuscitation bay, an operating room, a multi-patient ward and a working clinic — all at the same time.

Clinicians practice ENT surgical procedures on a mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

Surgical Simulation

We offer a fully functional operations suite, plus a number of surgical simulators for laparoscopic, endoscopic, endovascular and robotic training.

Three clinicians training in-situ in the ER with a mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

In-Situ Training

We take trainings directly to the team members, allowing them to practice their skills in the patient care setting surrounded by familiar equipment.

Tour our facility, which offers robust simulation-based learning experiences for students, residents, fellows and clinical practitioners of all disciplines.

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We provide assistance with grant writing, research methodology, survey design, statistical analysis and the development of new research proposals.

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American College of Surgeons Logo

We're proud to be accredited as a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute through the American College of Surgeons. We voluntarily meet rigorous accreditation criteria so we can provide world-class education.

Why It's Important
Medical students learning via a simulation mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

Simulated Hospital

Our versatile simulation center can mimic a resuscitation bay, an operating room, a multi-patient ward and a working clinic — all at the same time.

Clinicians practice ENT surgical procedures on a mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

Surgical Simulation

We offer a fully functional operations suite, plus a number of surgical simulators for laparoscopic, endoscopic, endovascular and robotic training.

Three clinicians training in-situ in the ER with a mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

In-Situ Training

We take trainings directly to the team members, allowing them to practice their skills in the patient care setting surrounded by familiar equipment.

Tour our facility, which offers robust simulation-based learning experiences for students, residents, fellows and clinical practitioners of all disciplines.

Watch Video
Simulationist conducts a scenario on a computer behind two-way glass.

Research Activities and Support

We provide assistance with grant writing, research methodology, survey design, statistical analysis and the development of new research proposals.

NEWS | June 23, 2011

Third-year student wins Virginia Toombs, M.D. Memorial Scholarship

(SACRAMENTO)

Liz Fierro, a third-year student at the UC Davis School of Medicine, is the 2010-11 recipient of the Virginia Toombs, M.D. Memorial Scholarship.

As the recipient of the scholarship, Fierro will receive $4,000 toward reducing her medical school loan.

The scholarship was created in 2000 in honor of Virginia "Ginny" Toombs, a 1982 graduate of the UC Davis School of Medicine, to assist UC Davis medical students who are single mothers with financial need. The primary purpose of the fund is to help cover the cost of fees and tuition. While attending medical school, Toombs raised her young son as a single mother. She took pride in the dual achievement of becoming a medical doctor and raising her son, Cameron, to be a fine young man.

Fierro, 32, is the mother of two daughters. When she had her first daughter, Alicia, at the age of 22, Fierro was completing her undergraduate degree at UC Davis and had been accepted into the master's program at UC Davis to study Latin American literature. After receiving her master's degree, Fierro and Alicia moved to her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she obtained a high school teaching credential in Spanish. Her second daughter, Natalie, was born in 2005.

After she gave birth to Natalie, Fierro stayed at home for a year and a half. During that period, Fierro decided to become a physician and returned to school to fulfill the prerequisites needed to apply to medical school. Both of her daughters are enrolled at Montgomery Elementary School in Davis, where Alicia is a sixth grader and Natalie is in the first grade.

The UC Davis School of Medicine is among the nation's leading medical schools, recognized for its research and primary-care programs. The school offers fully accredited master's degree programs in public health and in informatics, and its combined M.D.-Ph.D. program is training the next generation of physician-scientists to conduct high-impact research and translate discoveries into better clinical care. Along with being a recognized leader in medical research, the school is committed to serving underserved communities and advancing rural health. For more information, visit UC Davis School of Medicine at medschool.ucdavis.edu.


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American College of Surgeons Logo

We're proud to be accredited as a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute through the American College of Surgeons. We voluntarily meet rigorous accreditation criteria so we can provide world-class education.

Why It's Important
Medical students learning via a simulation mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

Simulated Hospital

Our versatile simulation center can mimic a resuscitation bay, an operating room, a multi-patient ward and a working clinic — all at the same time.

Clinicians practice ENT surgical procedures on a mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

Surgical Simulation

We offer a fully functional operations suite, plus a number of surgical simulators for laparoscopic, endoscopic, endovascular and robotic training.

Three clinicians training in-situ in the ER with a mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

In-Situ Training

We take trainings directly to the team members, allowing them to practice their skills in the patient care setting surrounded by familiar equipment.

Tour our facility, which offers robust simulation-based learning experiences for students, residents, fellows and clinical practitioners of all disciplines.

Watch Video
Simulationist conducts a scenario on a computer behind two-way glass.

Research Activities and Support

We provide assistance with grant writing, research methodology, survey design, statistical analysis and the development of new research proposals.


UC Davis Health Center for Simulation and Education Enhancement | UC Davis Health
American College of Surgeons Logo

We're proud to be accredited as a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute through the American College of Surgeons. We voluntarily meet rigorous accreditation criteria so we can provide world-class education.

Why It's Important
Medical students learning via a simulation mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

Simulated Hospital

Our versatile simulation center can mimic a resuscitation bay, an operating room, a multi-patient ward and a working clinic — all at the same time.

Clinicians practice ENT surgical procedures on a mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

Surgical Simulation

We offer a fully functional operations suite, plus a number of surgical simulators for laparoscopic, endoscopic, endovascular and robotic training.

Three clinicians training in-situ in the ER with a mannequin. (C) UC Davis Regents.

In-Situ Training

We take trainings directly to the team members, allowing them to practice their skills in the patient care setting surrounded by familiar equipment.

Tour our facility, which offers robust simulation-based learning experiences for students, residents, fellows and clinical practitioners of all disciplines.

Watch Video
Simulationist conducts a scenario on a computer behind two-way glass.

Research Activities and Support

We provide assistance with grant writing, research methodology, survey design, statistical analysis and the development of new research proposals.