Howard University Health Sciences Officially Launches Medical Simulation Center


The Howard University Health Sciences (HUHS) officially marked the launch of its state-of-the art Simulation Center with a grand opening ceremony on Jan. 23.

The 6,000-square foot facility, the first-of-its-kind with cutting-edge-cross-disciplinary design in the United States, will provide top training to more than 800 health sciences students and post-graduate trainees across 20 programs including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and allied health. Students and health care trainees will experience simulated medical scenarios in a hospital environment that will replicate real patient experiences.

Key features of the Center include:

• An operating room suite, an intensive care/emergency room suite and a task training/surgical skills suite with two dedicated debriefing rooms.

• Five human patient simulators including a mannequin that delivers a baby.

• Life-sized, interactive mannequins that breathe, have pulses and can be programmed to sweat and bleed. They can also produce an electrocardiogram and respond to medications.

Howard University Health Sciences Officially Launches Medical Simulation Center

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