Through simulation, Occupational Therapy students learn to work in acute-care and intensive-care settings.
SMU Occupational Therapy students
Starting in their first year of study at Samuel Merritt University (SMU), OT graduate students are introduced to high-fidelity Manikin-Based Simulation and Standardized Patients in the Health Sciences Simulation Center (HSSC). This exposure prepares them for their subsequent clinical experiences. In the HSSC they familiarize themselves with the equipment they may encounter while caring for hospitalized patients, and they learn to interact effectively with patients and anxious family members. Moreover, they grow increasingly comfortable working with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals.