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Health Science Institute Student Success

In addition to opportunities for hands-on clinical practice in the simulation suites, students also learn valuable skills in the Health Science Institute's Health Resource Center.

  • Anatomy laboratory
  • Small group study rooms
  • 10-seat computer station
  • Student and faculty interaction
  • Learning specialists and tutors
  • Technology

For more information, contact:

Rebecca Boom, HRC Coordinator

Beth McCallister, Learning Specialist


  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 am-8:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm


Check out the following links to resources on the internet:

Video Series: How to Get the Most Out of Studying

Video 1: Beliefs That make You Fail...or Succeed
Video 2: What Students Should Understand About How People Learn
Video 3: Cognitive Principles for Optimizing Learning
Video 4: Putting the Principles for Optimizing Learning Into Practice
Video 5: I Blew the Exam. Now What?
Study Guides & Strategies

Content specific tutorials:

Writing resources

Additional resources are available through the MCC-Penn Valley Student Success Center,  Learning Resources building, 2nd floor


For questions about these healthcare training and consulting services, please contact MCC Business & Learning Solutions to get in touch with a healthcare performance consultant:
Call: 816.604.5400

Society for Sumulation in Healthcare Accreditation

The HRC strives to maintain a professional but comfortable environment that is conducive to learning. As a courtesy to other students, faculty & staff, we ask that you please observe the following policies when using our facility.


Most of our resources have open availability (first-come, first-serve basis) for use within our facility at any time. Some materials, such as those on loan from instructors, may be held at the front desk.  A valid student ID or driver’s license must be presented to use laptops or x-ray light boxes. Please see HRC staff for assistance.

Computer Use

The HRC (HSI 206) houses a 10 station computer lab. An additional 18 computer stations are available in room HSI 203. Computers in HSI 203 are available outside of HRC hours.

Students are expected to follow the Acceptable Use Policy for internet & computer usage.

See HRC staff or visit the Techline page for assistance.


Printing is available in the HSI 206 & 203.  To save resources & maximize your 200 free pages, we encourage responsible printing. Additional copies may be purchased at the Penn Valley Library or by using a credit card through your MyTouch account. Please see HRC staff for assistance with printing, including PaperCut questions.  Please recycle!

Food & Drink   

No food or drink, other than water, is allowed in the HRC.  Water is acceptable in plastic or metal bottles with snap-on, screw-on or pop-up style lids. All other food or drink items must be left at the front desk until you sign out.

Cell Phones

Cell phones must remain on silent or vibrate while in the HRC. Talking on cell phones is not permitted in the HRC. If you must take a phone call, please do so in the hallway or atrium.

Children & outside guests

For security purposes and to respect our study environment, no children or outside guests of students are permitted. Guests accompanied by an MCC employee are allowed; all other guests will be asked to wait in the HRC reception area (children cannot be left unattended).

Personal items

The Health Resource Center is not liable for damage or loss of any personal items; leaving items unattended is done so at your own risk. "Holding" study rooms or computer stations is not allowed.  Any student who will be away from the study room, computer station or any other HRC area for more than 10 minutes is expected to remove their personal belongings so others may use it.

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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