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NewYork-Presbyterian Queens

Simulation Center and Medical Library


An Epicenter for Advanced Learning

The goal of the Simulation Lab and Medical Library at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens is to enhance learning and education for all healthcare providers using the most advanced technology and integration  of adult learning theory. Our newly expanded space features a state-of-the-art facility that serves as the hub of simulation education throughout the hospital and is an epicenter for learning.


An Immersive Learning Experience

Medical simulation has been utilized extensively for years as an educational modality to reinforce learning and technical skills. Launched in 2007, the Simulation Center is an innovative and dynamic facility supporting excellence in clinical education. It is a collaborative effort uniting many departments throughout the hospital. Simulation equipment offers an immersive learning experience for all hospital staff, with a focus on communication, teamwork, and patient safety.

Training programs in our center include:

  • Courses from basic life support to advanced cardiovascular life support and pediatric advanced life support
  • Medical treatment procedure training
  • Team training
  • Simulation curricula, including training in simulation technology and how to create your own simulations.
  • Customized continuing medical education (CME) experiences and educational sessions are available.

How Simulation Enhances Learning

Our physicians, nurses and other medical personnel use medical simulation to improve techniques and reinforce teamwork in simulated scenarios. A multidisciplinary approach is used to create a simulated real-world environment for healthcare professionals and trainees to perfect teamwork and communication and incorporate the latest techniques for patient care.

High-fidelity simulators mimic patients' pathologies and symptoms while being able to breathe, move their eyes, and speak. The simulators react to different doses of medication, injections, and intravenous therapies, and can even go into respiratory or cardiac arrest. We use these high-fidelity simulators to perform in situ simulations throughout the hospital so healthcare professionals can feel adequately trained and confident in the event a real-world scenario occurs. We also use task trainers and models to reinforce techniques for teaching a variety of hospital procedures.

Supporting Medical Research

The Simulation Center supports research studies from clinical departments at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. Through these collaborations, our staff contributes to the publication of academic papers, conference presentations, and book chapters.

Sign Up for a Training Class

The Simulation Center offers American Heart Association classes for healthcare providers at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, such as Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Enroll in a class now.

Our Team

Richard D. Shin, MD

Richard D. Shin, MD

Director of Medical Simulation
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Clinical Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
[email protected]

Lillian Cerroni, MBA, MPA

Lillian Cerroni, MBA, MPA

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
Program Manager Simulation Lab
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