Here is your UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Simulation Center team:
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director of the Simulation Center, SIM-ND, & Y2 Clinical Skills
- Dr. Allen is a graduate of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Marshfield, Wis., Internal Medicine Residency. He has practiced in North Dakota since 1987 in the areas of Internal Medicine, Critical Care, and Air Medical Transport. He has been involved in medical education since 1987 and is currently the director of clinical skills education for second year medical students and the medical director of the Simulation Center.
- Jessi received her A.S. in Radiologic Technology from Northland Community & Technical College, her B.S. in Applied Health from University of Minnesota Crookston, and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Mary. In her role as program administrator for the Simulation Center and SIM-ND, Jessi oversees all of the simulation operations within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the mobile simulation units. This includes marketing, scheduling, financial, human resources, and instructional delivery methods.
Operations Coordinator/ Standardized Patient Program Coordinator
- Dawn received her B.A. and M.A. in Theatre from the University of North Dakota. She has been working at the School of Medicine & Health Sciences for almost 20 years and serves as the Simulation Center’s standardized patient (SP) program coordinator. She uses her background in theatre to help train SP’s to provide the voice for the simulators, as well as act as patients in an in-person clinical exam. Dawn also uses her administrative skills and university experience to coordinate the day to day operations of the Simulation Center.
- Jamie graduated with a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial Technology with minors in Russian and Space Studies from UND. At the Simulation Center, his responsibilities are to program the simulators, ensure they are working properly during scenarios, maintain and troubleshoot the simulators and audio/video debriefing system, and design and print task trainers with the 3D printer.
Simulation Education Specialist
- Andrew has over 10 years of experience in EMS – first as a medic in the MN Army National Guard and currently as a Paramedic in Grand Forks. At the Simulation Center, Andrew develops health care simulation scenarios, teaches/instructs simulation education courses and coordinates the Sim Squad - a group of UND students who volunteer at the Simulation Center. Additionally, he is the Mobile Simulation Specialist for SIM-ND, a program that provides free continuing education to hospitals and EMS agencies throughout North Dakota.
Standardized Patient Trainer
- Rachel Osowski is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Dakota. She has a B.A. in Social Science and a minor in Health Education. Rachel assists in coordinating, training and coaching standardized patients for clinical skills teaching and assessment activities for the SMHS medical student curriculum. Her duties include providing assistance in a technical, professional and logistical manner required of standardized and simulated patient activities occurring within the SMHS. Rachel assists with staffing standardized patients, facilitators and simulation support specialists as well as managing time on simulation events.
- Tim has over 30 years' experience as a Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) in a hospital based Advanced Life Support ambulance service and is Critical Care certified. He is certified instructor by the American Heart Association to teach ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), & BLS (Basic Life Support). He is also a specialized instructor for ICS (Incident Command Systems), WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction), and a certified ND EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Instructor. He is in charge of creating medical reality in our simulations through moulage. Additionally, he is the Medical Operations Director for the SIM-ND program.
Simulation Education Coordinator
- Courtney earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UND in 2012. She has 6 years of experience as a Registered Nurse—3 years in Cardiac/Telemetry and 3 years in Emergency Medicine. At the Simulation Center, Courtney collaborates with the team on development of simulation courses and curriculum design, teaches/instructs Simulation Center education and faculty development courses, and oversees assessment and evaluation of the simulation curriculum in collaboration with Simulation Center staff and Education Resources personnel.