Last year, we mentioned that a new medical simulation center on St. Croix was on the horizon. Recently, the new Medical Simulation Center at the University of the Virgin Islands opened with more than 21,000 square feet that includes trauma and hybrid operating rooms, 18 surgical skill lab areas, four team training rooms, patient exam rooms, a dining room, and an auditorium. The St. Croix Source reported “visitors toured the facility and listened, mesmerized, to manufacturing representatives explain how the interactive technology will teach future nurses and physicians” and attract medical device companies that may prefer traveling to the Caribbean for training. Further, UVI joins U.S. Veteran’s Affairs, Harvard University, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Mayo Clinic, and others that offer similar education and research facilities.
Congratulations to UVI and we hope to see this facility be the resource for the territory! Click here to read the full article.
Photo from University of the Virgin Islands’s training flyer