New CHSU Simulation Center Under Construction In California
California Health Sciences University (CHSU) in Clovis, California is proud to announce that their College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), celebrating its expansive new 21,000 sq.ft. Simulation Center and OSCE Lab, Skills Lab and classroom center is now has approval to accept applications from students for Osteopathic Medical school! Today guest author Leslie Catron, Simulation Center Manager at California Health Sciences University, shares about the new Healthcare Simulation project.
California Health Sciences University College of Osteopathic Medicine will be the thirty-fifth in the nation and the first 4-year medical school in the central valley of California, third in the state. The commitment to interactive learning is seen in the team-based learning curriculum and the highly innovative simulation center under construction.
This 21,000 square foot center will have an inpatient hospital equipped for seven patients. This hands-on environment will have state of the art mannequins and an audio-visual system to control and capture student activity.
The outpatient lab will mimic a clinic with twelve patient rooms with full AV controls. Both labs will have student check-in kiosks and debrief rooms for reflection on learning. Also included in the design of the center is a Teaching Kitchen to ensure students understand how to prepare healthy meals and the importance of proper diet in relation to good health. The Medical school application opens May 3, 2019.
California Health Sciences University (CHSU) is the first university of its kind in the Central Valley and is a privately funded university committed to health sciences research and improving the access and delivery of quality health care in the San Joaquin Valley. CHSU College of Pharmacy welcomed its inaugural College of Pharmacy class in August 2014.
The University has received overwhelming community support from local leaders in education, hospital administration, the medical profession, public officials, and the business community during the medical school exploratory process. The CHSU COM program is planned to be a four year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program where students will spend the first two years learning from a modified two-pass systems-based curricular model in a team based learning (TBL) environment to improve knowledge, retention, and performance.
This model integrates realistic patient scenarios with scientific principles, problem solving skills, active learning and clinical practice. Medical knowledge, osteopathic manipulative medicine, clinical skills, nutrition as medicine and patient-centered care are components of this unique curricular model.
In years three and four, COM students will gain hands-on experience through their clinical clerkships based at regional hospitals, clinics, and health care facilities with qualified local health care providers in the community. Students will rotate through 4 to 8 week clerkships in areas including: family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, behavioral medicine, emergency medicine and more.