March 26, 2014

Simulation in Healthcare – Changing Training, Education and Opportunities

By Dana Smith

Mayo Clinic is a leading health care facility in a variety of ways, including innovation and technology, and has been since the start 150 years ago.  Our state-of-the-art Simulation Centers at our Arizona, Florida and Rochester locations, provide a safe learning environment, to help hone employee skills using highly realistic scenarios, without jeopardizing patient safety.  The multidisciplinary simulation centers also lead this effort, by helping educators to develop, implement and evaluate experiential curriculum that advance patient care, keeping our primary value in focus: "The needs of the patient come first."

Simulation Center Mayo Clinic in Florida

 “There is not excuse today for the surgeon to learn on the patient.” –William J. Mayo M.D., 1927. The J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Simulation Center in Florida, opened their new space in January 2013.  The center is equipped with cutting-edge equipment, that creates simulated robotic surgeries, ultrasounds and fluoroscopy.  Patient scenarios can be simulated via virtual mannequins, or real-life actors can be hired to create real-life scenarios.

Virtual dissection tables available at new Sim Center in Florida

Virtual dissection tables available at new Sim Center in Florida

With new developing areas, come new opportunities for individuals interested in education with a simulation focus.  Opportunities include those in Nursing, such as a Registered Nurse Education Specialist for the Sim Center and positions in Technology.

We invite you to learn more about our Simulation Center  and to explore career opportunities at Mayo Clinic.

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