The Dr. Michael and Wendy Saltzburg Clinical Learning & Assessment Center
Bringing together the latest in technology with the most essential hands-on medical
instruction, the Dr. Michael and Wendy Saltzburg Clinical Learning & Assessment Center
provides a cutting-edge learning environment for graduate and medical students on our Philadelphia campus.
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Commonly referred to as the CLAC, the The Saltzburg Clinical Learning & Assessment
Center is an 11,000-square-foot facility that opened in January 2014 and was dedicated
in April 2014. Located on the fourth floor of Rowland Hall, the Saltzburg Center houses
15 patient exam rooms, six high-fidelity simulator training rooms, and two large clinical
care rooms that can be transformed to simulate a number of clinical areas; such as
an operating room, emergency room/trauma bay, intensive/critical care unit, birthing
suite, medical/surgical in-patient suite or a skills lab.
The CLAC comprises a number of high and low-fidelity simulators to include four surgical
robotic simulators and a full-size human surgical simulator. There are 13 human virtual
simulators that range from a newborn and child, to an array of adult simulators that
can all simulate an abundance of medical modalities, three of which can simulate numerous
birthing procedures. Lastly, there are a full range of clinical task trainers for
individual practice that are capable of simulating a myriad of medical procedures;
such as intravenous cannulation, intubation, central lines, lumbar punctures, arterial
lines and many more.
Named for alumnus Michael C. Saltzburg, DO '77, and his wife, Wendy, the Saltzburg
Center was funded by significant gifts made by the Saltzburgs as well as generous
contributions from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital
Program and other donors. These contributions make it possible for students to gain
critical hands-on patient care experiences in a controlled clinical-like environment
prior to entering their first clinical rotation.