New Simulation Lab Will Help Medical Students Embrace Learning, Innovation and Technology
The Mayo Clinic Mastery Skills Lab at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus, is a planned multifunctional procedural space that will incorporate learning, innovation and technology.
The Mastery Skills Lab, overseen by Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, will give multiple specialties opportunities to practice advanced procedural simulation in a dynamic and collaborative space. It will also aid learners training to use leading-edge technology in robotics, fluoroscopy, augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and 3D printing.
Mayo Clinic is a leader in complex procedures that require careful preparation and practice to ensure the best results. The center will provide an innovative training space for practicing the increasing number of complex procedures in a location that is easily accessible and available 24 hours a day.
Mayo Clinic physicians are treating people who are sicker and have more-complicated diseases, and practicing procedures through simulation is necessary to further a learner’s skills and improve patient outcomes. Deliberate practice is purposeful, focused training conducted with the specific goal of improving performance. Learners need a space that allows them to receive feedback, as well as have a safe space to master performance.
The Mastery Skills Lab is scheduled to open in 2020.