University of Pittsburgh

Technology and Simulation in Medical Education

UPSOM is an innovator in the use of technology and simulation for health sciences education. A broad spectrum of modalities are utilized throughout the medical school curriculum. To learn more about what is being done, or for assistance with integrating these approaches into course work, explore these links.

Standardized Patient Program
Standardized patients for teaching and learning in communication, interpersonal skills, and hands-on clinical skills.

WISER
High-fidelity simulation, including human-body simulators and task trainers.

Laboratory for Educational Technology
Web-based applications, including virtual patients and UPSOM's Navigator online curriculum system.