"We believe that everyone participating in our activities is intelligent, capable, and cares about doing their best and wants to improve."

Harvard Medical School Simulation Lab, and the CSLC's governing assumption

Mary Morton Parsons Clinical Simulation Learning Center (CSLC) provides students and healthcare professionals access to a variety of safe, realistic clinical environments to learn and practice assessment and care skills with limited consequence and immediate feedback.

Every day of the week, the nearly 10,000-square-foot CSLC provides dozens with broad access to a variety of high-tech practice environments where they apply concepts, skills, and behaviors learned in the classroom. Established in 1990 and expanded in 2012, the CSLC’s active learning and teaching model has repeatedly proven effective, and deepens the service, teaching and research partnerships with UVA Health System and beyond.


Located on McLeod Hall’s 3rd floor, the 9,200 square foot lab, which emulates a hospital unit, includes:

  • Theresa A. Thomas Intensive Care Simulation Laboratory (room 3029): a two-bed unit where students learn and practice management of acute or critical care situations
  • Reed Physical Assessment Laboratory (room 3008): an eight-bed unit
  • Two clinical education suites that include an isolation room for practice in infection control (rooms 3038 & 3026)
  • Women’s and children’s simulation unit (room 3009): a three-bed mock labor and delivery unit with high-fidelity birthing and pediatric simulators
  • Two A/V control rooms and debriefing rooms: for recording and live-streaming simulations in progress and debriefing with students afterward
  • A family of twelve high-fidelity manikins, including adult men, women, children, and premature infants


Please direct requests for resources and lab reservations to the CSLC director.

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines, food and drinks are not permitted in the CSLC. This rule must be strictly enforced by faculty to ensure the safety and preservation of resources.


202 Jeanette Lancaster Way, McLeod Hall, 3rd floor
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 924-2748


M-F - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Healthcare Simulation Standards Endorsement seal - HSSE INACSL