Clinical Simulation

Our program aims to replicate realistic clinical experiences to provide a safe and challenging learning environment.

The Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple Clinical Simulation program, in conjunction with Baylor College of Medicine, provides education and training to medical students and health care professionals in Central Texas.

Our program uses high and low fidelity mannequins and patient actors to provide learners a risk free environment in which to practice and learn various procedures and methods.

Facilities and Technology

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple

The Clinical Simulation Center at Scott & White Medical Center – Temple boasts a total of 3,714 square feet of learning space.

Our primary simulation lab houses multiple high/low-fidelity mannequins and trainers.

Our simulators include:

  • Laerdal SimMan®
  • Laerdal SimMan®3G
  • Laerdal SimBaby®
  • Gaumard Noelle®Birthing Simulator
  • Gaumard Victoria®Birthing Simulator
  • Gaumard Premie Hal®
  • Gaumard Newborn Hal®
  • Simbionix GI-Bronch Mentor
  • MamaNataliew/NeoNatalie
  • TraumaMan®

The Ultrasound Simulation Lab is designated for the use of the Phillips CX50™ ultrasound machine and Blue Phantom™ ultrasound training models.

Our models include:

  • Paracentesis
  • Arm
  • Renal biopsy
  • Thyroid
  • Soft tissue mass
  • Thoracentesis w/chest tube
  • Head-Neck-Torso
  • Central Line Man
  • Central catheter
  • 4-vessel branch

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
Room 358

The Laparoscopic Training Room houses four laparoscopic training tables with towers utilized OR settings.  This allows medical students and residents to experience hands-on learning and the practice of laparoscopic surgery procedures in a safe learning environment.

Our simulators include:

  • Simbionix GI-Bronch Mentor™
  • Endoscopy Training System

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple

Gross anatomy teaching lab provides hands on training and education in surgical techniques. It provides real life-like experiences where medical professionals and students can advance their understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center

We offer three simulators that allow pediatric personnel to safely train and practice procedures in the same environment they work.

Our simulators include:

  • Laerdal SimBaby®
  • Laerdal SimJr®
  • Laerdal SimNewB®

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock

We also offer training in Round Rock, Texas.

Our simulators include:

  • Laerdal Sim Junior®
  • Laerdal Sim Baby®
  • Laerdal Sim Essential®

Central Texas regional hospitals and clinics

Our mobile simulation lab is used to assess and train health care providers onsite at regional hospitals and clinics.

The mobile unit allows providers and staff the opportunity to perform simulation scenarios on manikins in a familiar and safe environment — their own hospital or clinic.

The mobile unit has an array of high fidelity simulators and standardized patients to portray realistic scenarios. Our mobile team is equipped to assess and offer simulation training on many scenarios  including but not limited to:

  • Adult Rescuscitation utilizing ACLS protocols
  • Pediatric Resuscitation utilizing PALS protocols
  • Neonatal Resuscitation utilizing NRP protocols
  • High-risk Obstetrics
  • Acute Trauma (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Mass Casualty (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Difficult Airway Management (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Team training with emphasis on communication skills (Team STEPPS)
  • Quality/Risk Management:
    • Time Outs
    • Sentinel events - Root Cause Analysis
  • Professional Competencies
  • Just in Time - assessing new hospitals, policies and procedures at a system level


Adult Resuscitation Training

A hands-on course on interdisciplinary teamwork and communication in Rapid Response Team and Code Blue simulated scenarios for new RN and LVN employees.

Birthing Simulation

A session to facilitate dystocia and OB emergency training for nurses with OB educator.

ICU Interns Assessment

A session where ICU interns and fellows are provided a hands on opportunity to practice assessment skills in emergent situations utilizing simulation mannequins with a unit educator observer.

Pediatric Nurse Intern Resuscitation

An activity that involves facilitating teamwork and communication in Pediatric Rapid Response Team and Code Blue. Didactic presentation and "hands on" experience are provided with the use of high fidelity simulators.

Neonatal Mock Codes

This activity involved in situ multidisciplinary training for staff in neonatal emergency resuscitation.

Obstetric Simulation

A high fidelity birthing simulator is utilized to train nurses and residents for competency in handling obstetric emergencies such as shoulder dystocia and post-partum hemorrhaging.

Difficult Airway Management

Designed to assess and train interns under supervisory physician on managing a difficult airway including central line placement using central line task trainers.

GI/Bronch Training

The Simbionix GI Mentor system is a computer assisted medical training simulator for GI and Bronchoscope procedures.

Laparoscopic Trainers

Laparoscopic training with either a supervisory physician or self study in laparoscopic surgical skills.

Ultrasound Training

Blue Phantom ultrasound equipment with multiple modules for training.


Adult Mock Code Resident Training

The simulation lab is open to medical staff training for new residents beginning their code call rotations.  It involved a multidisciplinary approach to resuscitation training with emphasis on role responsibility.

Critical Event Management

This course is designed to utilize simulation for training and evaluation of emergency response teams to improve processes and increase patient safety in unexpected critical events.  Participants will encounter "life-like”" emergency experiences with "hands-on" application of care.  Emphasis is placed on improving multidisciplinary teamwork, communication, and self confidence in handling life threatening situations. 

Hospital Based Simulation Training

This course offers simulation training for the instructor.  Learn how to operate various simulators for effective training and how to facilitate simulation training to increase learners' skill development. Practice with desktop and wireless computers to enable manikins to perform tasks necessary for learning. This course also enables the instructor to develop activities in line with the necessary learning objectives.  Learn to write objectives, stage learning activities, monitor activities and utilize debriefing skills for reflective learning.

How to Develop a Hospital Based Simulation Program

Learn how to build a simulation program within your organization.  This course considers space, design, equipment, support, scheduling and staffing based on the audience or work groups utilizing the facility. Faculty advisors with years of experience in developing programs, site testing and curriculum development are available.

Neonatal Mock Codes

This activity involves in situ multidisciplinary training for staff in neonatal emergency resuscitation.

Obstetric Simulation

A high fidelity birthing simulator is utilized to train nurses and residents for competency in handling obstetric emergencies such as shoulder dystocia and post-partum hemorrhaging.

Pediatric Mock Code Resident Training

The simulation lab is open to heath care providers training for new pediatric residents beginning their code call rotations.  It involved a multidisciplinary approach to resuscitation training with emphasis on role responsibility.

Utilization of Emergency Equipment with Simulation

Utilizing simulation mannequins for training with emergency equipment provides a safe environment to learn the necessary steps needed to provide care in emergencies. Working with defibrillators, pacing mechanisms and I/O drills in a safe learning environment provides the opportunity for practice without harm. The Clinical Simulation Educator is available for hands on approach to learning the uses of emergency resources.

Utilizing Debriefing Strategies with Simulation for Effective Learning

This course teaches strategies in reflective thinking to enhance the learning experience for quality improvement. Considered one of the most important steps in simulation activities, it allows the learner to analyze what they experienced, evaluate what they learned and to transfer their experiences to apply to new situations. Utilizing the high fidelity mannequins to reproduce events, near misses and low volume/high risk procedures, the observer can work with the participants to process the events for prevention/improvement measures.

Emergencies in Clinical Obstetrics

This physician driven course is designed to utilize simulation to teach strategies for patient safety in three defined OB emergency situations: Shoulder Dystocia, Post-Partum Hemorrhage and Breech Vaginal Delivery.

The objectives for the course are:

  • To review protocols for common obstetric emergencies
  • To demonstrate correct technique and performance of key responsibilities during simulated obstetric emergencies
  • To practice teamwork and communication for simulated cases complicated by shoulder dystocia, postpartum hemorrhage and vaginal breech delivery

Request an Activity

We can work with your team to create customized learning scenarios to enhance your students' and staffs' knowledge and skills in a variety of areas.


Apply for Simulation Grant

We offer Risk Management Grant Funds to help offset training costs for Baylor Scott & White facilities.

Standardized Patient Program

The Standardized Patient Program manages all standardized patient participants in educational, research and/or assessment activities for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Standardized patients are individuals who have been coached to consistently and accurately portray an actual medical condition or disease, including a patient's history, physical findings, personality and/or behavior.

Standardized patients are utilized in training activities for medical students, residents, nurses and allied health professionals.


Rebecca Lyon, MS, PA-C


Tyler Williamson

Technician, Simulation

Andrew Cihacek

Technician, Simulation

Julie McNutt

Coordinator, Simulation

Marcus Glowczak, BS

Educator, Standardized Patient Program

Shaterica L. Abddeen

Coordinator, Standardized Patient Program

Contact Us

Laura Dooley, BS
Administrative Assistant
Phone: 254.774.1747

Rebecca Lyon, PA-C, MS
Director, Clinical Simulation

Clinical Simulation Program
2401 S. 31st St.
Temple, TX 76508