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UT Tyler Conducts Simulation Lab Exercise for New Physicians

June 29, 2012

The University of Texas at Tyler and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler collaborated on a lab exercise to provide hands-on delivery room experience, Dr. Linda Klotz, College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced.

This exercise was Thursday, June 28 in the UT Tyler Braithwaite Nursing Building.

Family medicine physicians who are in residency training at the UTHSC at Tyler worked with UT Tyler College of Nursing officials using sophisticated mannequins that simulate patients in labor.

“With our multidisciplinary approach to learning, we help residents and nursing students in our varied and life-like simulation labs. This was the first of what we hope to be many collaborative efforts between the two sister institutions within family practice,” said Teresa Hunt, UT Tyler clinical instructor.

Jonathan MacClements, MD, chairman of family medicine and director of medical education at UTHSCT, said he was delighted to have this opportunity to collaborate with the UT Tyler College of Nursing.

“We appreciate the opportunity to use the simulation lab to train our residents. Interdisciplinary collaborative efforts like this ensure that we will continue to have well-trained health care providers to take care of our patients,” he said.

For more information, contact Hunt, 903.566.7122 or thunt@uttyler.edu.

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