The Barbara E. Chick, M.D. ‘59, Clinical Education Assessment Center (CEAC) provides a custom-designed setting where students, physicians and other practicing health professionals can learn, practice and be evaluated on the skills they need to communicate and work effectively with patients. The CEAC has 10 fully equipped exam rooms surrounding a centrally located control room. In these exam rooms, which replicate a physician’s examining room or a hospital room, trainees work with specially trained “standardized patients.” Faculty observe their interactions through one-way glass windows, and can communicate with the trainee or patient by intercom.
The Independence Blue Cross Medical Simulation Center at Drexel University College of Medicine offers students the chance to work in a realistic patient care environment. The simulation center is a state-of-the-art facility with over 10,000 square feet of learning and teaching space, including rooms for structured practice, debriefing, and skills assessment sessions. The simulation center's three patient rooms and one operating room are equipped with functioning beds, gas rails and sinks, and are configured to simulate patient care in the hospital setting.