Patient Simulation Laboratory (MOCA)

Medical Team at work in PSL

The Missions of the Patient Simulation Laboratory are as follows:

  • Enhance Patient Safety
  • Enrich traditional medical and paramedical Educational Curricula
  • Recruit individuals (especially young people) in the community into healthcare fields 
  • Educate the Community about healthcare education  
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In The News

  • "Practice, Practice, Practice”
    WXII’s Kimberly Van Scoy reports on the “hands on” practice that our 4th year medical students receive during their “Critical Incident Management” course in our Patient Simulation Lab. "
  • Resident Training, Team Building and Emergency Scenarios:  Patient Simulation Lab Offers Unique Opportunities
    Training in a controlled, safe environment with no threat to a patient—our patient simulation lab is one of the few in the country which offer training for full operating room teams in emergency scenarios. FOX8 WGHP television recently featured a report by Brent Campbell on the benefits of this state-of-the-art, hands-on training.  View FOX8 coverage



Quick Reference

Patient Simulation Lab
John Thomas, MD


Ashley Tonidandel, MD
Assistant Director


Michael Olympio, MD


Ian Saunders
Operations Manager


Linda Marion


Patient Simulation Laboratory
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
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MOCA® Simulation Course

We're excited to announce that the Sim Lab now offers MOCA® Certification Courses.  View a list of our current courses.

Last Updated: 01-20-2016
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