In The Spotlight: University of Missouri School of Medicine
Center Spotlight

Submitted By: Dena Higbee

Full Center Name: Russell D. & Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center

Center Location: Columbia, MO, USA

Year Opened: 2008

Center Mission Statement: The Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Centers use a broad range of simulation methods to educate students and health care professionals to provide effective patient-centered care.

Bragging Points:

  • 3 locations
  • Over 35,000 square feet
  • Developed a Mobile Simulation program in 2010 to provide simulation resources to rural populations of Missouri.

What makes your team work well?

  • Aligned goals
  • Solid communication
  • Online collaborative workspace

Additional Information About Your Center

Learner Groups Supported

  • Medical/ Osteopathic Students
  • Residencies/GME
  • Nurses
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Medical Center/Health Care Employees
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Social Work
  • Physician Assistants
  • Practicing Physicians
  • Pharmacy
  • Athletic training
  • Pre-hospital personnel
  • EMS education

Is there a GTA/MUTA program?


Center Name By the Numbers:

  • Classroom/Seminar Room: 4
  • Control Room: 3
  • Critical Care Room/Simulation Bay: 11
  • Debriefing Room: 6
  • Exam Room: 30
  • Lounge/Kitchen/SP Staging Room: 3
  • Monitoring Room: 3
  • Virtual Reality Space: 1
  • Do the counseling/exam Rooms have 1-way mirrors? Yes
  • Recording System: CAE LearningSpace
  • Employees/Staff of Center or Program (excluding SP): 14
  • Staff Managing SP Program: 3
  • Number of SPs: 125

Please direct any questions about our program to [email protected].

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