The NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Simulation Center first opened in a temporary facility in 2013. In 2015, the Simulation Center moved into the Research and Academic Center, which is adjacent to the hospital and steps from NYU Long Island School of Medicine. The 5,000-square-foot facility provides valuable clinical training and education for physicians, nurses, residents, and medical students at NYU Long Island School of Medicine, as well as other health professionals and first responders (EMTs, police officers, and firefighters). Our Simulation Center provides a safe and engaging educational environment that promotes the knowledge, competence, and performance of the individual learner and the interprofessional care team.
The goals of the Simulation Center are as follows:
- to promote patient safety and improve care outcomes
- to advance the school’s academic mission and reputation for educational excellence
- to provide engaging and effective methods of training to physicians, students, physician assistants, nurses, and others
Simulation enhances the current educational offerings at NYU Long Island School of Medicine by providing an experiential learning environment where clinicians can practice a variety of technical and behavioral skills.
Our Mission and Vision
Our mission is to provide high-quality, safe, culturally competent, and comprehensive educational services to the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island campus and surrounding community. This is accomplished by using high-tech equipment and educationally sound methods in a teaching and research environment to improve the quality and safety of care provided to the residents of Nassau County and contiguous areas.
Our vision is to provide simulation-based training that is innovative, collaborative, interprofessional, and competency based.
The Simulation Center provides high-tech, realistically simulated training opportunities in a safe learning environment. The center is equipped with a large multipurpose hospital room that can also serve as a simulated operating room, intensive care unit (ICU), trauma bay, or multiple-patient hospital room. Learners work with our family of tetherless manikins, from infant to adult, and immerse themselves in high-fidelity experiences created to develop and enhance clinical skills, teamwork, communication, patient safety, role accountability, and professionalism.
The four patient exam rooms at the heart of the center are where our learners interact with standardized patients (SPs) to practice physical exam skills, history-taking skills, and communication and other patient interactions. Each room is equipped with audio and video capture and is fully furnished to approximate a true clinical space and experience. Purposeful practice and meaningful feedback help learners become more competent in professionalism, communication, organization, clinical reasoning, and examination skills.
We also have a large classroom where learners can gather to share knowledge and ideas and improve on their practice. This room is also used for training in a range of skills, including central line insertion, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, suturing, and IV placement.
Faculty assess and facilitate programs from multiple control rooms. There is also a debrief room adjacent to the multipurpose hospital room in which learners meet with trained faculty before and after cases.
Simulation Center Courses
We offer a wide variety of courses for our trainees to include the following:
Undergraduate Medical Education
Phase 1 Practice of Medicine Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) (standardized patient encounters)
Phase 1 Practice of Medicine skill sessions (physical exam practice, task training)
Health Systems Sciences OSCEs
Phase 2 Clerkship OSCEs (formative and summative experiences)
Phase 2 Clerkship simulation experiences (high-fidelity manikin and task-training workshops)
Transition to Clinical Care and Transition to Residency programs
Graduate Medical Education
First Night on Call Orientation (pre-residency)
Residency Skills Training
American Heart Association
Basic Life Support (BLS)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
Emergency Department Fellowship Program
Physician Assistant Education
Allied Health Programs
Emergency Department Tech Skills
Trauma Team Training
Code Team Training
Rapid Response Training
Clinical Alert Team Training
American Heart Association Community Training Center
We are proud to be recognized as an American Heart Association Community Training Center. Learn more about these courses and register online.
For additional information about the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Simulation Center, please contact us at 516-663-4455 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach us at the following address:
NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Simulation Center
101 Mineola Boulevard, First Floor
Mineola, NY 11501