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).
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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.
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
|Task Training and Simulation Development Course
|Mannequin Based Simulation and EMT Basic Course
|Standardized Patients Based Simulation Course
|Medical Simulation Business Course
|Medical Simulation for Pre-Clinical Training Course
|Medical Simulation for Advance Clinical Training Course
|Leadership for Practitioners
|TOTAL CREDITS SECOND YEAR
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.