Innovative simulation training and education.

At the Palmetto Health-University of South Carolina School of Medicine Simulation Center, our mission is to provide dedicated, comprehensive simulation resources for health care team members and learners of all levels to enhance learning, application of knowledge and research. 

Our programs will employ advanced simulation techniques to facilitate the development of cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills across all domains. The Simulation Center will partner with departments in a focused and integrated system-wide effort to provide education and training that promotes high-quality patient care, enhanced individual and team performance and improved patient safety outcomes.

Our vision is to use innovative simulation training and research to enable each health care provider to deliver the patient care experience we want for our families and ourselves.

Contact us

3555 Harden St. Ext./15 Medical Park Rd.
Columbia, SC 29203

  • For Basic Life Support/CPR and First Aid class registration, please call Care Call at 803-296-CARE (2273).
  • To register for all other classes, please call 803-434-6991 or register online.

Phone: 803-434-6991
Fax: 803-434-1167

Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


View our online course information and registration page.

Our goals

  • Increase the safety, efficacy and effectiveness of patient care through innovative interdisciplinary training.
  • Allow for learning in a safe, non-threatening and controlled environment away from the clinical setting.
  • Build confidence and increase the performance of clinicians.
  • Increase exposure to critical, yet low frequency patient encounters in order to minimize the risk to patients.
  • Increase effective communication among all members of our health care team.
  • Develop simulation as a tool for the assessment of clinical skills.
  • Use focused, methodologically sound research to measure the impact of simulation activities on learning and clinical practice.
  • Significantly enhance quality improvement initiatives using simulation activities.