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Anschutz medical students learn to work as a team in simulated hospital rooms


A group of medical personnel gathers around a male patient suffering from a blood clot, screaming in pain in a fully-equipped hospital room. Nearby, his wife pleads with the staffers, frantically asking them to save his life.
 
The team — a doctor, dental specialist, physician’s assistant and pharmacist — works to stabilize the man and coordinate medication to relieve his pain.
 
And none of this is real.
 
It’s part of a training class where third- and fourth-year medical students from various University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus programs learn how to work as a team in simulated real-life experiences in a scenario more like a movie set than a college classroom.
 
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