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UTMC hopes to draw students with advanced simulation training center

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The University of Toledo opened the doors to their Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center Tuesday April 22.

An interactive 3-dimensional skull is just one part of the technology that you will find in the simulation building.

Students studying the medical field say that this building is essential for their future work.

"The ultimate goal of this facility is to take us to kind of what is called a proficiency style of training," said Jeremy Stoller

Stoller is a third year resident at the University of Toledo's Medical School. He says this simulation technology will help measure his progress.

"What this simulation center does is it allows us to practice new technical skills in what we call kind of a controlled environment so we can get comfortable with what we are doing. We can stop, we can ask questions," said Stoller.

The first floor of the building is 3D virtual simulation, giving an inside look at the human body. The second floor is full of hospital rooms to simulate different real life scenarios, like trauma situations. The building is 65,000 square feet and is now the nation's most advanced healthcare training facility.

The hope is to bring more potential doctors to the area with the new technology, and to keep those doctors in Toledo.

"We always very much hope that our students that we train here will stay in Toledo so we already encourage them as much as we can and certainly this facility would be a part of that," said Pamela Boyers, Executive Director of Simulation Center.

It took a year and a half to build the facility, with a price tag of $36 million.

For more information go to www.utoledo.edu/centers/iisc

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