Contact Information

(APG)- Patient Simulation Laboratory


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Phone: (301) 295-3200

With simulation, your first time "for real" doesn't have to be your first time

Patient Simulation

USU Patient Simulation Laboratory, founded in 1997, is a collaborative project between the National Naval Medical Center's Department of Anesthesiology and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences' Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Genetics and Department of Anesthesiology. Since its inception, the Patient Simulation Laboratory has created simulations for the following:

  • Courses in each of the four years of the USU School of Medicine
  • The Nurse Anesthesia Program in the Graduate School of Nursing
  • Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management for the National Capitol Area residency program
  • Graduate Intensive Care Nursing program
  • Military medical readiness training with the USAF Critical Care Air Transport Teams and the USN USNS COMFORT Medical Treatment Facility staff

In addition, the clinical teaching features of simulation have been extended to large lecture halls via the Advanced Distance Education Network, a joint USU and CERMUSA project providing Internet2/Next Generation Internet compatible infrastructure within USU.

Links to other sites

National Capitol Area Medical Simulation Center
Center of Excellence for Remote and Medically Under Served Areas
Department of Military and Emergency Medicine
USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20)