Medical Simulation

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Medical Simulation

Help train tomorrow’s healthcare providers by developing, implementing and evaluating simulated clinical experiences.

Medical simulation provides the means to deliver a standardized curriculum through safe, innovative and effective methods. As a student in the medical simulation program, you will learn how to integrate medical curriculum into simulations in a way that helps students master the subject through varying degrees of difficulty, clinical variations and individualized learning.

PCOM's medical simulation certificate program is available at our Suwanee, GA or Philadelphia, PA locations and can be completed online for those with access to an approved simulation center. Online students will be required to make three visits to the Suwanee campus during the program (once each term).


Certificate Options

Certificate programs in medical simulation

Both options include the same coursework. View our application requirements page for additional details.

Upon completion of this program, students will have medical simulation skills including educational learning theories, simulation building, debriefing techniques and more.


Program Highlights

Medical simulation program overview

This program is designed for individuals interested in a career in medical simulation. Students in this program will learn to train medical students and other healthcare providers by designing, implementing, running and assessing medical simulations.

During the program, students will also:

  • Obtain certification in Basic Life Support (CPR) through the American Heart Association.
  • Receive training in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support).
  • Complete the National Registry Emergency Medicine Technician Basic EMT course.
  • Develop 30 simulations individually including two interprofessional simulations.
  • Run approximately 2,000 simulations.
  • Become certified as "Train the Trainers in Stop the Bleed."


Medical simulation curriculum

Students must successfully complete eight courses (24 credits) in order to obtain a certificate in medical simulation. The courses listed below are subject to change. Please consult the course catalog for additional information.



Introduction to Medical Simulation 3 Credits
Task Training and Simulation Development Course 3 Credits
Mannequin Based Simulation and EMT Basic Course 3 Credits
Standardized Patients Based Simulation Course 3 Credits
Medical Simulation Business Course 3 Credits
Medical Simulation for Pre-Clinical Training Course 3 Credits
Medical Simulation for Advance Clinical Training Course 3 Credits
Leadership for Practitioners 3 Credits

Career Options

Careers in medical simulation

Upon completion of the program, students will have the knowledge and skills to serve as lab coordinators, managers or directors of simulation centers.

Contact Us

Interested in learning more about the medical simulation certificate program? Please contact:

Jeff Adams, NREMT-P, BA, MS
Director of Simulation
PCOM Georgia