Simulation to enhance clinical skills

Sorrell Clinical Simulation Lab

The Sorrell Clinical Simulation Lab provides opportunities for education and scholarship that lead to improved patient safety and quality patient care. The 7750 square foot facility offers an interdisciplinary environment in which to enhance clinical skills through the use of simulations. Participants practice on manikins, task trainers, or standardized patients who role-play realistic medical conditions.

Our advanced educational Operating Suite includes a surgical table, surgical lights, monitors, and an anesthesia machine. In addition there are three walls coated in a special wallpaper that allows us to use the walls as dry erase boards. These same three walls include vertical projections systems attached to display static and animated images, such as a training video, to support the needs of the exercise being given. A spacious control/assessment room compliments the facility.

A new area in the simulation lab is our virtual reality surgical training facility. Within the learning space there are multiple virtual reality trainers for surgical residents including the Simbionix GI Mentor & Lap Mentor, the Mimic DaVinci Robotic training device and an Immersion Technologies Bronchoscopy Trainer.  Also available for use by medical students and residents is the Simbionix virtual reality Ultrasound trainer.


 We are currently in the process of organizing a NEW SIMWARS Competition. If you have any ideas or would like to participate please let us know.

Many thanks to all the donors that made the Clinical Simulation Lab possible and who continue to provide us with their support as we continue to grow.

Additional thanks goes out to all who have loaned simulators and/or other types of equipment to the Lab.


contact us
Michael F. Sorrell Center
for Health Science Education
COM-CSL-MSC Room 5521 
985521 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5521

You are welcome to email to schedule a visit to the Simulation Lab.

We are located in the Northeast corner on the first floor of the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Sciences building, suite #1039.