Hands-on Practice in our Center for Innovative Clinical Practice
There’s no better way to learn than through hands-on practice. At the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences, you’ll gain experience helping patients in real-world medical scenarios in our Centers for Innovative Clinical Practice (CICP), which are available at each of our campuses.
The CICP is a multidisciplinary simulation center that mimics real-life home and clinical settings. From your very first term as a USAHS student, you’ll learn and practice new skills and techniques in these realistic, interprofessional environments. Guided by expert faculty, you’ll practice assessment, diagnostics, and treatment by role-playing as both practitioner and patient. You’ll have the opportunity to watch videos of your simulation sessions so that you, your instructor and your classmates can evaluate your performance and discuss what can be improved. It’s a way to learn at a higher level and gain the confidence you need to approach a variety of patient-care situations in real clinical settings.
USAHS is among the first institutions to have a simulation training center and state-of-the-art equipment embedded in the curricula for rehabilitative science and other health science programs.
Learn more about our Center for Innovative Clinical Practice from Drs. Susan Saxton and Wanda Nitsch, who led its design.