Right now, our next generation of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals is training in Mayo Medical School, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education and Mayo School of Health Sciences, while experienced health care professionals are honing and expanding their skills in courses offered by Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development.
Recognizing the stakes involved in health care — human lives — and the benefits of hands-on learning, Mayo Clinic has built medical simulation facilities at its campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota.
Just as aspiring pilots train in flight simulators before commanding an airplane full of passengers, medical simulation facilities empower Mayo students to learn critical skills in a safe, supervised environment.
"Given the complexity of today's medicine, it's vital that health care professionals master new technologies, equipment and procedures before working directly with patients," says Terrence L. Cascino, M.D., the Juanita Kious Waugh Executive Dean for Education at Mayo Clinic.
Mayo Clinic's Multidisciplinary Simulation Center — which includes simulation laboratories; debriefing rooms; classrooms; and advanced equipment for recording, reviewing and controlling the complexity of simulations — gives students three ways to learn:
Health care professionals educated at Mayo Clinic make a difference around the world — today, more than 20,000 alumni are practicing medicine and conducting research throughout the U.S. and in more than 90 other countries.
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