College of Pharmacy

Avedisian Hall, 7 Greenhouse Road Kingston, RI 02881

pharmcol@etal.uri.eduOffice: 401.874.2761 Fax: 401.874.2181

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Located on Level 1 of Avedisian Hall

Medical simulation is an immersive educational resource changing the face of education for all health care professionals

The CVS Caremark Interdisciplinary Health Delivery Laboratory uses healthcare simulation to promote excellence in teaching, research, and healthcare delivery. The state-of-the-art hands-on simulation helps enhance student and group knowledge and responsiveness when practiced in realistic surroundings.

These introductions to real-world situations help improve effective communication, collaborative teamwork, and situational management. The simulation lab provide students with an ideal platform for meaningful interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge application, and skill development.

Education for Quality Patient-Centered Care

The skill and commitment of numerous health professionals is required for optimal healthcare delivery in the United States. In many settings, improvements in patient outcomes and reduction of medical errors remain elusive. Alternative methods of educating students entering the health professions must be explored to ensure all health professionals embrace and deliver quality patient-centered care.


Our Mission

The Interdisciplinary Health Care Delivery Laboratory’s mission is founded upon the University’s guiding principles of a commitment to “research, scholarship, and creative work” where real-world “impact” and “innovation” remain the central focus.Our working model fits well with the University’s vision where  all students “demonstrate models of learning and discovery.”

We successfully use medical simulation to engage the 21st century learner to bridge the gap between the basic and clinical sciences.

The types and forms of medical simulation used for educational purposes includes physiological-based high-fidelity simulators, low-fidelity mannequins, standardized patients, and even virtual reality. Our facility supports standardized patient actors, structured clinical encounters, and communication skill-building between health care workers and patients and their families.

Pharmacy Students Take on Drug Interactions and More in Simulation Lab

Pharmacy Students Take on Drug Interactions and More in Simulation Lab

College of Pharmacy prepares students in virtual clinical setting Step into the CVS Caremark Interdisciplinary Health Delivery Laboratory at URI’s College of Pharmacy, and be prepared for the unexpected as teaching and learning tools virtually come to life. They breathe, they blink, and they have heartbeats. Some of them even bleed. Are they having trouble […]

Champlin Foundations boost hands-on study at URI

Champlin Foundations boost hands-on study at URI

Funding for bone density scanner among five grants received by University KINGSTON, R.I. – February 3, 2009 – Osteoporosis is a major health threat for 44 million Americans – or 55 percent of the people 50 years or older, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Thanks to funding from the Champlin Foundations, University of Rhode […]

URI students save the lives of ‘patients’ that can never die

Patient simulators provide pharmacy, nursing students with realistic treatment scenarios KINGSTON, R.I. – May 7, 2007 – Surrounded by computer screens, an intravenous line, trays of medical equipment and nine of his peers, a pharmacy student works vigorously to administer a drug that will save the life of the “man” who lies on the gurney […]

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