Touro University Clinical Skills Laboratory


Mission Statement

The Touro University Clinical Skills Lab and Standardized Patient Program (SPP) will support the Touro University Mission and Values by providing students with a safe, supportive environment for the learning and assessment of clinical skills through authentic simulation. 


Clinical Skills Laboratory (CSL)

Is a simulated health care clinic setting offering Touro students two distinctive modalities of simulation, Standardized Patients, people trained to respond as a specific patient in structured interactions with clinical students and Human Simulators, life size high fidelity manikins in a critical care setting. 

Standardized Patient Program

Our robust Standardized Patient Program is housed in 15 simulated clinic exam rooms outfitted with video/data capture technology.  Our SPs are carefully chosen and trained to enhance student experience with real life scenarios designed to support course material. Through many interactions with standardized patients (SPs) TUC medical students reinforce and track milestones in communication, physical exam, clinical reasoning and professionalism.

Established and managed by the College of Osteopathic Medicine, the TUC SP Program also serves the College of Pharmacy and the College of Health Sciences. Over 700 TUC students engage in authentic encounters with SPs multiple times each year, assuring patient presence at the heart of medical education.

Interprofessional Simulation Center

As part of TUC’s mission to provide students with full spectrum clinical education, we have recently welcomed the Interprofessional Education Simulation Center established by College of Health Sciences School of Nursing. With communication as a central goal, students of nursing, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant and public health collaborate in realistic, varied scenarios designed for collective competency in patient safety.

This university wide program features a simulated ICU/Emergency Room setting and two hi-fidelity human simulators with instant video replay for debriefing and feedback. Students of varied clinical disciplines experience the impact of interprofessional communication and teamship in the care of patients and their families.   


SPP     ISC    






310 Moore Street | Wilderman Hall | Vallejo, California 94592 

Cynthia (Cee) Harrelson  
Rebecca A Howard
Stephen D Tessier
      Director of Clinical Skills Laboratory & SP Program
      CSL Standardized Patient Recruiter/Trainer
      CSL Administrative Assistant 
    (707) 638-5869
    (707) 638-5258
    (707) 638-5516