Simulated Patient Programs
Office of Medical Education
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. This facility offers students a bridge between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience. Simulated activities are introduced from the early stages of all curricula and are designed to provide a realistic clinical environment where practical skills are taught and assessed.
Early in the first year students develop their interviewing skills in small group practice sessions with Standardized Patients. These patients are trained specifically to work with medical students to accurately and consistently portray a patient's history, personality and emotions, body language, movement and response patterns, and physical findings as appropriate.
Students participate in other simulation activities which incorporate the use of our Laerdal 3G Simulation mannequins and Harvey, the cardio-pulmonary simulator. These high-fidelity simulation devices can be programmed to accurately portray many different types of clinical scenarios.