UMKC’s School of Medicine has been providing simulation-based education to health professions students, residents in training, and faculty for over 12 years. As an Internal Medicine Program, we utilize the state of the art Clinical Training Facility (CTF) and Youngblood Medical Skills Laboratory as a site for simulation, procedure training, and point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) education.
The CTF offers Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training programs through the UMKC Emergency Medical Services program as well as a Mastery Learning program in Central Line Training facilitated by UMKC faculty. Additionally, our residents obtain training in lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis, arterial lines, and venous line placement.
Recently, the program has launched ultrasound courses for residents. Residents get hands-on training in diagnostic cardiac, thoracic, and abdominal ultrasound.