Welcome to the Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center at the UNC School of Medicine. Located in Berryhill Hall, the CSPSC is the primary facility for teaching and assessing our students' clinical skills.
The Skills Center is a 12,000 sq ft facility that houses 16 fully functioning patient examination rooms, a monitoring room for viewing student encounters, one 31-person classroom, one 52-person classroom, and two patient simulation labs which house a wide array of simulators and task trainers.
Students at the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Education and Public Health all utilize the patient examination rooms to interview and examine Standardized Patients (SPs). SPs are members of the community hired and trained to portray a case scenario for the students to learn and practice communicating with patients and performing physical examinations. Every encounter is recorded by two cameras, and all video and written data is captured by LearningSpace, a monitoring system from CAE. Our institution is a member school of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE).
Medical Simulation is a growing and important method for medical education. Simulation is a cornerstone of patient safety as it allows individuals to hone their skills without risk to real people. Our Patient Simulation Lab hosts high-fidelity adult, child, and infant simulators capable of demonstrating physiological responses to interventions by the learners. Used by medical students and residents, the simulation lab also uses lower-fidelity models and task trainers for teaching and practicing airway management, catheterization, ACLS, and more. Our institution is a member school of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).
316 Berryhill Hall, 150 Medical Drive
University of North Carolina
School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Office: (919) 966-3643
Fax: (919) 962-2027