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Health Science Institute Education Suites

In addition to the Virtual Hospital, six other hands-on learning areas throughout the Health Science Institute create a simulated clinical environment where students use real clinical equipment and tools to practice patient care scenarios.


The HSI's awesome dental suite looks and functions just like a dental office and includes the latest in equipment, such as:

  • Six fully functional dental chairs, equipped with dental units for practicing cleaning, polishing, x-rays and more
  • Intra oral x-ray
  • Materials laboratory
  • Sterilization
  • A panoramic x-ray machine for exposing and developing x-rays
  • Ten seat computer station
  • Locker room
  • Consultation room


In the EMS suite, real-life simulators make learning as real as possible. The suite includes:

  • A real car for practicing how to remove injured patients without causing further physical harm
  • A mock bar and convenience store for assessing and treating patients in low light, cluttered environments
  • An ambulance bay for practice with loading patients and providing in-depth evaluation and treatment

Health Information

Students get a clear learning advantage in the HSI's health information technology suite. Whether they are studying health information technology, coding or medical transcription, they have access to software and technology that simulate today's work settings, such as:

  • State-of-the-Art Electronic Health Record
  • Dual-monitor work stations for coding electronic health records while using industry-leading encoder software
  • A networked scanner for creating digital medical records to bridge today‚Äôs hybrid state of paper and electronic records
  • Studying coding and medical transcription at the HSI gives students the opportunity to experience remote office settings in the Home Living Suite. HIT students also work side-by-side with clinical students to gain insight into the clinical care behind the documentation and data they manage.

Home Living

There's no place like home, but there's one place close: The HSI's home living suite gives students a homelike place to practice patient interaction. Students can practice patient skills with cooking, bathing, toileting, home management, bed mobility, ambulation, wheelchair mobility, interaction and more. The suite includes:

  • A living room
  • A laundry area
  • A bedroom
  • A kitchen
  • A bathroom
  • A home office


Hands-on practice is vital for learning all levels of nursing. The suite includes:

  • Twenty hospital beds with accessories for suction, oxygen and air regulators
  • Human patient simulators for practice and demonstration of skill check-off
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Electronic medication systems
  • Ceiling-mounted patient transfer system


Occupational and physical therapist assistant students need lots of room to practice techniques for reducing pain and dysfunction. The HSI's OTA/PTA suite provides that and more. The suite includes:

  • A physical therapy gym to practice therapeutic exercises, manual techniques and instruction in functional skills such as walking
  • An OTA/PTA laboratory with access to computer exercise programs for simulated patient instruction
  • A hydrotherapy room with whirlpool
  • Wound models for training in the latest treatments in wound care
  • Splinting laboratory
  • Assistive technology and low vision


Cutting-edge equipment in the HSI's radiology suite helps students keep pace with fast changing technology. The suite includes:

  • A classroom for 40 students
  • State-of-the-art x-ray machines (provided in part by a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City) for instruction in:
    • Radiography - both film and screen imaging
    • Computed radiography - using phosphor plate imaging and digital conversion
    • Digital radiography - direct capture imaging


Outside of a hospital, this operating room is about as real as it gets. The HSI's surgical technology suite gives students the ultimate practice environment, with a fully-equipped operating room where students can learn:

  • Sterilization techniques
  • Instrument setups
  • Vital-signs monitoring
  • Emergency assessment and treatment
  • Patient-care interaction

Locations & Special Facilities

SSH: Society for Simulation in Healthcare - Accredited Program (Teaching/Education)

For questions about healthcare training and consulting services, please contact the MCC Virtual Hospital Simulation Center 

Telephone: 816.604.4486

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