Mission Statement

To provide expert simulation experiences throughout the curriculum that support the development of competent and compassionate healthcare professionals.

Vision Statement

The CSC will be a leader in SP methodology and simulation activities.

About Us

The H-E-B Clinical Skills Center (CSC) is a modern facility designed for the teaching and assessment of clinical skills throughout the healthcare education curriculum. Click here for a floor plan.

  • Twenty (20) clinical exam rooms and four (4) larger simulation rooms are equipped to utilize    standardized patient (SP), manikin, and task trainer simulations, for teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Two (2) student classrooms are available for briefing and debriefing.
  •  One (1) SP classroom for meetings and training where the SPs have their own restrooms, lockers, and other amenities.

The CSC has a highly specialized design with two parallel corridors:

  • The outer corridor for student access to the exam rooms.
  • The inner corridor for SP access and faculty/staff observation via a one-way mirror.

The CSC utilizes various technology and equipment to capture student activities:

  • Learner/SP encounters are digitally recorded with a state-of-the-art Web-based program.
  • Two HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras in the exam rooms allow for optimal recording and viewing.
  • Overhead paging allows for precise timing of examinations throughout the facility.
  • The SP and learner are provided with computers to fill out questionnaires tailored to evaluate the skills being assessed.
  • Remote video viewing is available to students and faculty when requested and appropriate.
  • All cameras and paging functions are managed from a central control room.
  • The digital audio/video system, paging system, and clinical skills testing software were built by Education Management Solutions.