About Simulation

Welcome to the simulation centers at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Since 1996, we have been committed to the broad application of simulation-based solutions in medical education and research. Simulation technologies and techniques have advanced rapidly, now providing risk-free methods for assuring the mastery of clinical skills by medical students, residents and practicing physicians. Simulation capabilities also make it possible to quantify and study the causes and effects of communications breakdowns among medical care teams that can endanger patients.

At five centers, we support many types of simulation, from standardized patients who play realistic roles, through dedicated skills labs, to sophisticated, computer-driven mannequins with fidelity so close to reality that they help span the gap between theoretical learning and clinical practice. In an effort to provide training and assessment strategies for caregivers at all levels of expertise, we constantly upgrade our capabilities and develop new applications and approaches.

We invite you to explore clinical simulation at Washington University School of Medicine by visiting the pages of this site.