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Community Partners

Gain Access to Experts, Space & Resources

With more than 6,300 square feet, multiple learning spaces, 11 high- to low-fidelity manikins, and simulation faculty experts, PECPS partners with regional organizations to provide access to these healthcare learning resources. Working with WSU faculty, simulated activities tailored to your needs can be arranged at the college, at your healthcare facility, or offsite. Standardized patients, manikins, or both may be used.

Career-Altering Learning Experiences

Many participants discover that simulated learning activities are an incredibly valuable learning tool and teaching model. Participants expect their experience will help them prepare for the next time they respond to a rare or challenging healthcare experience. All experiences in the lab or in partnership with the PECPS team give participants increased confidence in delivering exceptional patient care.

Examples of organizations who have worked with our PECPS team include:

  • Washington Air National Guard 141st Medical Group, Fairchild AFB, WA
  • 92d Medical Group, Fairchild AFB
  • 161st IR Army Combat Medics
  • WSU Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Dietetics program
  • WSU Athletic Trainer program
  • Washington State Nurse Anesthetists
  • University of Washington Physician Assistant Program (MEDEX program)

How it works

Using manikins or standardized patients, a typical session focuses on assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients and managing healthcare scenarios in various clinical situations, followed by debriefings. PECPS team debriefings are the core of the learning experience. They encourage open discussion and assessment of performance and error, as well as instilling the principles of interprofessional practice to healthcare.


The PECPS team consults with healthcare professionals, units, and teams, providing recommendations of simulated activities that can be coordinated at their site.