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About Us

Salisbury University has a long history of using simulation as a tool to teach health professions students, but, prior to 2011, simulation experiences were scattered throughout campus. In December of 2011, the Richard A. Henson Medical Simulation Center opened its doors, creating a collaborative, multidisciplinary learning facility.

In the Center, learners have the opportunity to care for patients with a wide variety of disease conditions, illnesses, and injuries through the use of high-fidelity patient simulators (technologically advanced manikins) and standardized patients (highly trained actors). The experience, in combination with structured debriefing sessions and the opportunity to review the encounter via video and audio recordings, offers learners a rich educational experience.