UCSF Fresno Showcases its Clinical Skills Lab

FRESNO – Over the past decade, medical simulation has become an integral component of medical education. Simulation equipment and simulated patient care scenarios allow medical professionals the opportunity to enhance their procedural and critical thinking skills in a realistic and safe environment without risk to patients. UCSF Fresno uses medical simulation to train its students and physicians.

For the first time, UCSF Fresno invites local media to test their skills as doctors during the medical education program’s Clinical Skills Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 10 to 11 am at the UCSF Fresno Center for Medical Education and Research, located at 155 North Fresno St.

“Here at UCSF Fresno, simulation enables doctors and doctors-in-training to sharpen their procedural and patient care skills under the direction of experienced faculty using a variety of methods,” said Stacy Sawtelle Vohra, MD, assistant program director, UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine and educational director of the UCSF Fresno Clinical Skills Lab. “In addition to the patient safety benefit, medical simulation helps physicians develop the confidence they need to put their clinical skills to use in real-life situations, which can often be fast-paced and stressful.”

UCSF Fresno’s clinical skills lab includes the following advanced simulation equipment:

  • Airway models
  • Central line trainers
  • Ob/Gyn delivery mannequin
  • High-definition audio/video services
  • High-fidelity adult mannequins
  • High-fidelity pediatric mannequin
  • Lumbar puncture trainer
  • Standardized patients
  • Ultrasound simulator

Media: please call (559) 313-6539 to reserve a spot and confirm attendance.