Simulation Center

Simulation Center

 The state-of-the-art Simulation Center has sophisticated, high fidelity manikins to recreate medical problems and presentations the students will need to learn to treat. The Center provides students with the opportunity to practice procedures and crisis situations in a safe learning environment. The benefits of this approach are:
  • Students can practice urgent, “high stakes” procedures until mastery is achieved.
  • The same clinical experience is provided to every student.
  • Students can make mistakes without any penalty to the patient.
  • Students can practice a team approach to patient care.


Design and Layout

The simulation center is composed of 10 OSCE rooms, an Interdisciplinary Laboratory (IDL), and the Hospital/Trauma room. The OSCE and Trauma rooms are wired with digital pan-tilt-zoom cameras and general area microphones to record all simulated scenarios for students and faculty to review.

Our Simulators



  • SimMan 3G: A wireless, state-of-the-art manikin that is full body and high fidelity. Its CPR technology can measure the quality of CPR, providing real-time feedback on compression rate, depth, release, and hand-off time. SimMan 3G has full pupillary reaction, simulates seizures and convulsions, and sweats and bleeds to recreate acute care scenarios. For videos and more information:
  • The same clinical experience is provided to every student.
  • SimMan Essential: A full-body patient simulator, SimMan Essential offers comprehensive clinical functionality to help teach the core skills of airway, breathing, cardiac, and circulation management. Color LCD monitors present simulated parameters, each with multi-level alarm. To ensure a realistic simulation, it has CPR real-time feedback, drug recognition modules, and vital signs displays. For videos and more information:
  • PROMPT Birthing Simulator: A task trainer that allows for the combined use of a birthing simulator with a standardized patient for human interaction and communication during delivery. The detachable abdominal and perineal skin allows for visualization of fetal positioning and how maneuvers affect the fetus in-utero. For more information:
  • Resusci Anne QCPR: An adult CPR training manikin that provides real-time feedback and single session debriefing. The manikin can assess CPR performance, indicate whether correct hand placement is achieved, and has a ventilation system for appropriate chest rise. For videos and more information:
  • Additional equipment and task trainers are available.

Standardized Patients 

The Standardized Patient Program (SPP) provides an opportunity for students to practice clinical skills in a safe environment. The Standardized Patient (SP) is someone who has been carefully trained to enact the role of a patient with such accuracy as to be undetected by a real clinician. This approach allows students to learn the art of patient communication, physical examination and diagnosis. During this time, special emphasis is placed on facilitating doctor-patient rapport.

What is needed to become a Standardized Patient?
We are not recruiting standardized patients at this time. Please check back at a later date.

How do I apply to become a Standardized Patient?
We are not recruiting standardized patients at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Standardized Patient Break Room

California Northstate University College of Medicine ♦ 9700 West Taron Drive ♦ Elk Grove, CA 95757 ♦ Phone: (916) 686-7300