Simulation Center

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

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 the Institute of Health and Bioscience programs to identify learning opportunities and design immersive training exercises that promote deep learning.

Learning Environments

Hospital

Hospital

  • 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

ICU & Sim Rooms

Intensive Care Units/Simulation Training 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

Services

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

Resources

Reservations

Scheduling Courses

  1. All meetings, sessions, classes, training, or any use of space at the Dr. Frank Bryant, Jr. Patient Simulation Center and Nursing Laboratories should be initiated via the Lab Reservation Form (login required) at least one week in advance.
  2. Simulation Center Operations Staff will approve appointment requests based on the availability of rooms, equipment, and staff.  If the exact accommodations requested are not available, Simulation Staff coordinates a suitable alternative with the requesting party.
  3. Any special room configurations, equipment, or instructions will need to be included in the description section of the reservation form
  4. Adjustments to existing requests must be submitted at least 2 business days prior to the event. Changes to a simulation event may be approved only based on the availability of rooms, equipment, and staff.
  5. Recurring appointments may be submitted through this form.  Recurring appointments must be accompanied by a lab calendar that indicates lab activities for each appointment day
  6. Any appointment not accompanied by equipment/set-up descriptions or a lab calendar will require the requesting party to set up the rooms in presence of Simulation Center Operations Staff on the day of the event

*For internal customers only –  Lab Reservation Form

Policies and Procedures

The Simulation Center provides high-quality experiences for students, faculty, and the community-at-large. Please read our Policies and Procedures.

Policies and Procedures

Mission and Values

Mission

  • 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

Values

  • 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.