Walker Student Clinical Education Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Northwest campus has the Walker Student Center, an 8000 square foot center located on the first floor of the facility and will be used by students who participate in all academic programs at the regional campus of UAMS.
The Walker Student Clinical Education Center includes clinic space where students will work with standardized patients (SPs), who is a person who has been trained to simulate an actual healthcare professional, family member or patient so accurately that the simulation cannot be detected by a skilled health care worker. SPs are specifically trained to not only represent the context of a situation or problem, but to also consistently recreate that same situation or problem each time they encounter a Skills Center learner.
The Walker Student Clinical Education Center has 6 outpatient exam rooms that are fully equipped with audio and video capabilities with multiple cameras to capture different views. The exam rooms are able to accommodate one on one learner-patient encounters as well as teaching sessions. All 6 exam rooms are equipped with phones for telemedicine cases.
There is a center hallway dedicated to the entrance and exit of the learners into each exam room. The hallway is equipped 6 thin clients, keyboards, mice and monitors for pre and post-encounter data entry. There are 2 side hallways that is utilized by standardized patients and faculty for entrance into the rooms.
A central observation room is dedicated for standardized patient training along with monitors and equipment to view each room’s encounter. There is also a control room suitable for managing multiple events throughout the clinic. Offices exist for Clinical Skills Center faculty and staff.
Students at the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions will use these facilities to perform assessments and practice their clinical skills in a safe environment and receive feedback about their encounters.
There is also a clinical skills room with partial task trainers that allow our learners the opportunity to practice listening to heart sounds, suturing techniques, IV insertion, and other simulated tasks.
If you are interested in the Walker Student Clinical Education Center, you may contact us at:
Mary Cantrell, MA Executive Director: 1-501-686-8792
Travis Hill, MA Outreach Director: 1-501-603-1838