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CPR training using mannequinSimulation-based training and other experiential learning modalities are fast becoming the gold standard in health professions education. Using simulation—including standardized patients, simple task trainers, computer-enhanced patient mannequins, procedural trainers, and virtual reality—physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers can master basic manipulative skills, complex cognitive and interdisciplinary teamwork skills and challenging technical procedures without risk to patients.

Simulation is an essential component of continuing professional education. Providers can practice new techniques as well as hone core skills through simulated environments. Specialty certification credentialing organizations increasingly are requiring simulation to measure competency.

Have questions? Need more information? Please contact our Assistant Director for Simulation, Tom Weber, in the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) at (585) 273-1459 or email him directly at