The Center for Advanced Clinical Learning and Simulation
The learning of high quality clinical skills is a priority for USF Health. We have developed a state of the art Center where we are able to both teach and evaluate the students on their clinical skills. These skills are introduced during the student’s first foray into the medical school curriculum and then taught and evaluated during all four years of their medical school experience. By the close of their fourth year, the USF Health Medical Students will have had more than fifty (50) hours of direct clinical skills assessment within the Center.
The Center for Advanced Clinical Learning opened its doors in September, 2005, but has operated in a previous reiteration for more than ten years as the Clinical Skills Assessment Center. In addition to the interaction with the medical students, the Center serves as an evaluation center for the Advanced Nursing Program within the College of Nursing, as well as the School of Physical Therapy’s DPT program.
The Center has twelve state of the art clinical examination rooms, all equipped with advanced digital video monitoring as well as a closed circuit computerized evaluation system, with computer capabilities both inside the room as well as a student station immediately outside the clinical room. Each room is linked on a master video monitoring display in the control room, as well as having accessibility in the Video Monitoring Room itself.