Midland University Opens NEW! Simulation Lab
Midland University proudly announced the new opening of a one-million-dollar simulation lab that brings an aspect of its medical education to life through real-world, simulated learning within state-of-the-art patient rooms to expand hands-on clinical experiences.
The high-tech skills lab was constructed inside Methodist Fremont Health Center and designed for hundreds of students and health care providers to practice medical procedures in a safe, collaborative environment with the use of five high-fidelity Gaumard Manikins.
Gaumard Manikins provide innovative simulation solutions for healthcare education through their unrivaled tetherless “Care in Motion” simulation technology, which allows clinical students the opportunity to treat simulators like real people in a variety of teaching environments.
Gaumard is the pioneer and industry leader in simulated learning. Educators worldwide rely on their diverse simulation technology to train medical students and healthcare professionals.
“The simulation lab represents our vision to provide relevant opportunities, dynamic experiences, and innovative programs for Midland students by working from the marketplace back,” expressed Midland University President, Jody Horner. “Marketplace relevancy is twofold: educational programs that prepare our students for the careers of today and tomorrow and partnership with organizations in our community to create opportunities for continuous employee development. With the opening of this state-of-the-art simulation lab, we bring this vision to life.”
In conjunction with the five new Gaumard manikins, Midland University students will train on the same equipment that medical professionals use at Methodist Fremont Health Center, and practice in patient rooms that resemble other patient rooms at the hospital, adding another layer of real-life application.
Midland University’s Nursing, Master of Athletic Training, online RN-BSN, and Respiratory Therapy programs will reap the benefits of the exciting new simulated environment, taking existing health science and human performance curriculums to new heights as part of the relentlessly relevant vision to offer hands-on learning experiences for students.
Established in partnership with Methodist Fremont Health, the simulation lab was produced with a goal of raising $1 Million for the facility, $500,000 of which was a generous matching donation provided by the Rupert Dunklau Foundation.