Welcome to the Clinical Skills and Patient Simulation Center (CSPSC) at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Located in Berryhill Hall, the CSPSC is the primary facility for teaching and assessing students’ clinical skills.
The CSPSC can be found in Suite 3500 in the Ambulatory Care Center and houses 12 patient examination rooms and two patient simulation labs.
Students at the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Public Health, and beyond utilize the patient examination rooms to interview and examine Standardized Patients (SPs). SPs are members of the community trained to portray case scenarios for the students to learn and practice communicating with patients and performing physical examinations. Every encounter is recorded and captured by CAE LearningSpace.
Medical simulation is an important method for medical education. Simulation is a cornerstone of patient safety, allowing learners to hone their skills without risk to real people. Our Patient Simulation Lab hosts 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 a variety of skills.
Please note that the CSPSC has moved to our new home in Suite 3500 of UNC’s Ambulatory Care Center.