Health and Safety Policy
The simulation center adheres to the health clearance processes consistent with clinical spaces at UC Davis Health. This includes curriculum utilizing task training, mannequins and standardized patients. Please see our Course Request Form for full details about health screening and masking.
What is Simulation?
Medical simulation is a valuable tool for educating health care professionals in a safe, hands-on and scientifically-validated manner. This type of simulation is derived from the aviation industry, which has utilized simulation-based learning activities to train pilots since just after World War I. Simulation accommodates a wide range of learners from novices to experts. Beginners can gain confidence practicing simple tasks such as IV or monitor lead placement and oxygen application, while experts can practice complex procedures, teamwork skills and surgical techniques.
What Resources are Available for Faculty?
We're here to support faculty members in learning how to teach technical, clinical, behavioral and cognitive skills through simulation. We can help assess your students' needs, devise curriculum best suited to address learning gaps, program your cases, build your trainers, assess student learning and revise your programs. We can also help you learn debriefing and team training skills.
Our UC Davis Health Simulation Educator program can help you learn how simulation can benefit your students and patients. By facilitating a best-practice model of simulation education for the health system, we create a better learning experience for instructors and learners alike. Participation in our faculty development program is even recognized by UC Davis Health's Academic Personnel Department when considering merits and promotions. Contact us for more information.