Simulation Education

Simulation Education and Human Anatomy Learning Center

The Simulation Education and Human Anatomy Learning Center is housed at St Mary Corwin Medical Center and serves Pueblo Community College students, faculty and community members by providing quality education and experiential training using human patient simulation, 3D anatomy visualization system (Anatomage), and cadaveric studies in the human anatomy lab.  Under the umbrella of The Center is PCC student education and continuing education for healthcare professionals.  Along with simulation training and anatomy instruction, current PCC students may enhance their career education through seminars or workshops and healthcare facility personnel can train or ensure continued work competencies through simulation.

Goals for The Center include 1) optimizing simulation training; 2) enhancing human anatomy instruction and integration into career training; and 3) developing curriculum and strategies that offer continuing education for health and public safety professionals in southern Colorado.  These goals support the PCC mission and vision in transforming our student lives, enriching communities and strengthening the regional economy by empowering individual achievement through a continuum of education.

The Center occupies over 6400 square feet inside the East Tower of the hospital and an additional 2000 square feet at the house owned by SMC/Centura at 1902 E Orman which is used for instruction and simulations. 

Mission and Vision

It is the mission of the Simulation Education and Human Anatomy Learning Center to provide opportunities for active and interactive learning that improves anatomy knowledge, clinical knowledge, skills and expertise ensuring that quality patient care is provided and outcomes are optimized.

The vision for the Learning Center is to be recognized as a leader in simulation-enhanced learning and hands-on anatomy education through learner centered instruction that develops critical thinking and clinical decision making skills, integrates soft skills (collaboration, communication problem solving, conflict resolution), and inspires professional growth.