December 27, 2022 by
Lucy Gardner Carson
Class of 2024 medical student Mialovena Exume participates in an optional Connections practice session in the Clinical Simulation Laboratory.
(DECEMBER 27, 2022) UVM’s Clinical Simulation Laboratory was profiled in a story broadcast on WCAX-TV about how the Larner College of Medicine ensures that students filling emergency departments or doctors’ offices are trained to the highest potential before being put into the real world. UVM medical residents Berna Buyukozturk, M.D., and Carolina Jirka, M.D., as well as Sim Lab specialist Jim Court, were quoted in the piece. The lab works with two types of patients: actors trained to behave like real patients, and high-tech mannequins that simulate human bodies and allow students to practice medical procedures. Learners include not only UVM medical students, but doctors and nurses from across the region who use the lab for the latest training and certifications. The lab has also expanded to work with local fire departments for EMS training and has brought in kids from the community to showcase health care jobs.