Facility and Capabilities

EVMS’ Sentara Center for Simulation and Immersive Learning (SCSIL) is a nationally-respected program for human and device simulation.  Its 25,000-square-foot medical simulation facility serves as a regional and national platform for simulation training, research and new product development.  It provides a collaborative environment where basic and applied medical modeling and simulation research can be undertaken by researchers within the context of a comprehensive academic medical center that provides a convenient clinical test bed for new technologies and approaches. The Center’s staff has a strong track record in simulation innovation. Center staff members have vast experience in designing educational programs and experiences to fit curricular needs, designing educational research trials, establishing reliability and validity of assessment tools, and designing appropriate and useful modules based on current clinical knowledge. 

The new SCSIL state-of-the art facilities opened in August 2011 and consist of:

  • 16 Clinical rooms (each approx 250 sq ft.)
  • Observation Suite
  • Classroom with audio/visual recording and streaming technology
  • Production Studio
  • Task trainer/ procedural device room
  • 2 conference rooms
  • 6 Flex-rooms to stage ED, OR, Ward training with the use of mannequins
  • 1 Virtual Environment
  • Lounge
  • A web-based Center Management System for scheduling, recording, reporting and the statistical analysis of  learner performances
  • All rooms have digital capture capabilities with 2 camera per room and two way audio recording capabilities
  • Administrative offices
  • Staff of 18 FTE
  • 120 Standardized Patients