Dr. Frank Bryant, Jr. Patient Simulation Center & Nursing Laboratories

About the Sim Center

The Dr. Frank Bryant, Jr. Patient Simulation Center is a state of the art medical training facility, providing hands-on preparation for patient care in a controlled learning environment. Utilizing a range of learning methodologies, instructional supplies, and medical equipment, this multidisciplinary learning space provides Health Science programs with performance-enhancing clinical training. 

Medical simulation training is an experiential training modality that allows learners to acquire and perfect clinical skills without putting patients at risk. Hands-on in its approach, simulation utilizes a combination of technologies to promote skills acquisition, decision-making, and communication in the healthcare environment. Our staff work with Institute of Health and Bioscience programs to identify learning opportunities and design immersive training exercises that promote deep learning.

Learning Environments



  • 8 Bed Unit with Private Rooms
  • Bedside Diagnostics
  • Nurse Call Station/Monitoring System

Skills Laboratory

Skills Laboratory

  • 12 Bed Open Bay
  • Surgical Scrub Sinks
  • Pre-Stocked Medical Supply and Linen Carts

Intensive Care Units/Simulation Training Rooms

ICU & Sim Rooms

  • Advanced bedside headwall with medical gases and equipment outlets
  • Advanced A/V and data capture system tracks learning outcomes
  • Centralized observation and control room



Skills Training

Skills Training

  • Life-like task trainers
  • Clinical equipment and supplies for skills acquisition

Simulated Clinical Training

Simulated Clinical Training

  • Immersive Simulated Clinical Encounters
  • Advanced case studies with medical records, staging, and medical moulage by simulation staff

Virtual Training Content

See our SPC Sim Center YouTube Channel


*For internal customers only –  Lab Reservation Form

Policies and Procedures
Sim Center Mission and Values


  • Student Engagement and Success through immersive, state-of-the-art health care education and training
  • Performance Excellence through innovative service, technical training, and quality systems management
  • Community Advocacy and Outreach focusing on careers in healthcare and patient safety/education


  • Performance Excellence
  • Customer Service
About Dr. Frank Bryant, Jr.

A native of San Antonio, Dr. Frank Bryant Jr. was a graduate of St. Philip’s College and later received his degree in medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He served his country in the Army Medical Corps before returning to San Antonio to serve his community.

In addition to being a respected physician, Dr. Bryant advocated for the medically underserved of San Antonio’s east side. He lent his time and efforts to a number of projects that significantly improved community access to quality health care. Among his accomplishments, Dr. Bryant was the co-developer of the East San Antonio Medical Center as well as co-founder and first medical director of the Ella Austin Health Clinic. He was the first African-American President of the Bexar County Medical Society and first President of the C.A. Whittier Medical Society.

Upon Dr. Bryant’s passing in 1999, St. Philip’s College lost one of its strongest allies and most generous benefactors. It is in his memory that we have dedicated the Patient Simulation Center and Nursing Laboratories, in the hope that we educate the next generation of healthcare professionals to the same professional and ethical standards.

Visit the annual Frank Bryant Jr., M.D. Memorial Lecture in Medical Ethics.