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The Forefront of Healthcare Simulation

TTUHSC has interprofessional, multimodality simulation centers on the campuses at Abilene (established 2007), Amarillo, Lubbock (established in 1981), and Odessa (established 2009). These centers provide simulated, realistic healthcare environments for TTUHSC students and residents and the West Texas Community. Experiences within these centers, facilitate the acquisition of competencies required to provide safe, culturally sensitive, quality patient care. The integration of advanced simulators, standardized patients, haptic devices, and authentic medical equipment and supplies into the various learning experiences allows the Simulation Program to fulfil its vision, Bringing Learning to Life.

Each center has specific areas that represent both acute and primary healthcare settings to include: emergency and operating rooms, birthing suite with nursery. Each center has a sophisticated digital audio-visual system. This system allows live or recorded video to be delivered to individuals, classrooms, and between campuses. The centers encompass cutting edge technology to include: ultrasound, telehealth, electronic health records, and augmented reality.

Simulation is our passion, your learning is our priority.

We rely upon simulation training for the education of all our health care professionals. Having a state-of-the-art system has been a critical part of the educational process for all of our students. It has given us, out of necessity, a very specific expertise in this area.

Tedd L. Mitchell, MD

Chancellor Texas Tech University System

  • Abilene Simlife Center with nursing students and the mannequin
  • Physicians looking at microscope in the Simlife center
  • Odessa Simlife Center with nursing students and the mannequin
  • Odessa Simlife Center with nursing students and the mannequin
  • Nursing student with mannequin at the Simlife Center
  • Odessa Simlife Center with nursing students and the mannequin
  • TTUHSC medical students in the Simlife Center with a mannequin
  • Odessa Simlife Center with nursing students and a baby mannequin
  • TTUHSC medical students in the Simlife Center with a mannequin

Mission and Vision

The mission of the centers is to promote simulation-based intra and interprofessional education and research for the benefit of patients, community and health care students and professionals. Evidenced-based activities conducted within the centers assist students, residents and health care practitioners to develop and/or master the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors required to practice collaboratively in today’s dynamic health care environment. The integration of simulation, based on educational theories, throughout various curricula supports the centers’ vision: bringing learning to life.

The mission and vision of the simulation program supports the mission of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center: to improve health of people by providing high quality educational opportunities to students and health care professional, advancing knowledge through scholarship and research, and providing patient care and service. 

  • Innovation: incorporate state-of-the-art technology to advance simulation-based experiences
  • Teamwork: collaborate interprofessionally toward common goals
  • Commitment: strive to exceed national standards and guidelines
  • Quality: provide a professional environment conducive to learning an assessment promoting high satisfaction and positive outcomes
  • Service: communicate promptly, courteously and respectfully to all customers at all times
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The TTUHSC Simulation Program Receives SSH Accreditation

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Simulation Program (Abilene, Lubbock, and Odessa) is accredited in the area of Teaching/Education by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.