Media invited to accompany tour of high school students at new Clinical Simulation Center

Tour a cooperative endeavor between the University of Nevada School of Medicine and UNLV Schools of Dental Medicine and Nursing

WHAT: Las Vegas area media representatives are invited to accompany high school students from the East Career and Technical Academy as they tour the new Clinical Simulation Center, a joint medical and nursing training facility between the University of Nevada School of Medicine and the UNLV and Nevada State College Schools of Nursing.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 13 from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

WHERE: Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, UNLV Shadow Lane Campus, 1001 Shadow Lane (enter at the Shadow Lane/Hastings Street entrance and proceed through the large circular drive into the parking area. The main entrance is a short flight of stairs which face north.)

BACKGROUND: The School of Medicine along with the UNLV and Nevada State College Schools of Nursing are now sharing a new space to train medical and nursing students in the 31,000-square-foot repurposed lower level of Building B on the Shadow Lane campus across the street from University Medical Center. By providing learners the opportunity to train together at the center, they can develop and attain skills prior to working with patients, thereby enhancing patient safety.

The simulation center was designed in a collaborative effort with representatives from all three schools and the Nevada System of Higher Education. The center has dedicated space for standardized patient rooms, a surgical skills and simulation lab, clinical skills labs used for procedural training, a 12-person hospital ward, five rooms for high fidelity simulation accompanied by debriefing rooms, three 25 person classrooms, an 80 person lecture hall, faculty administrative space, a lounge, study rooms and storage. It opened in late August 2009 to its first students.

Media Contacts

Julie Ardito, APR
Senior Director, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 784-6006

Tessa Bowen, MPA
Communications Manager, Advancement and Engagement
Office: (775) 682-9254

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine, Nevada's first public medical school, is a community-based, research-intensive medical school with a statewide vision for a healthy Nevada. Established in 1969, UNR Med is improving the health and well-being of all Nevadans and their communities through excellence in student education, postgraduate training and clinical care, research with local, national and global impact and a culture of diversity and inclusion.