Iowa Simulation Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Skills

Giving students exceptional opportunities

The Iowa Simulation Center for Patient Safety and Clinical Skills at Des Moines University allows students and residents to experience clinical scenarios, learn procedures and hone evidence-based practices in diagnostics, work-up and treatment – before they treat actual patients.

The state-of-the-art facility – encompassing the Simulation LaboratorySurgery Skills Lab, Basic Life Support Laboratory and Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory – allows students to develop and improve their diagnostic and clinical skills and patient care abilities using cutting-edge technology and trained simulated patients, all with the supervision and guidance of our exceptional faculty and medical professionals. Video and audio recordings captured in the Simulation Center at DMU are used for educational purposes.  Those purposes include, but are not limited to skill development, feedback, SP training, or facilitated group discussion.

Des Moines University Simulation Lab students

Training our students throughout all levels of their education

The simulation center is used for training DMU students in the osteopathicpodiatricphysician assistant and physical therapy programs. The exposure to immersive simulated medical scenarios reinforces what they are learning in the classroom and other labs and better prepares them for clinical practice. Additionally, the Simulation Center stresses the importance of communication skills, leadership, teamwork and interprofessional training.

The Iowa Simulation Center is part of our commitment to experiential learning opportunities.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

We are committed to training competent, passionate professionals. Our expert faculty make DMU a powerful place to learn.

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