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MCC, KCFD and KCPS to partner on emergency medical technician program for high school students

Metropolitan Community College’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Education program will partner with Kansas City Public Schools and the Kansas City Fire Department to provide emergency medical technician training for KCPS high school seniors. Starting in August, MCC will provide education at Kansas City’s Manual Career and Technical Center, 1215 E. Truman Road. College employees will …

Simulation programs at MCC’s Virtual Hospital reaccredited for five years

Metropolitan Community College’s Virtual Hospital — a 10,000-square-foot facility that lets health-care students learn by working in a simulated hospital environment that includes a birthing model — has been reaccredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Virtual Hospital is part of MCC’s Health Science Institute at 3444 Broadway. The Virtual Hospital’s accreditation, in …

MCC students benefit from KCFD Scholarships

100 Years, 100 Stories The Kansas City Fire Department is giving Metropolitan Community College students a shot at lifesaving careers while the department grapples with a nationwide shortage of paramedics. The department invested $25,000 dollars to educate future KCFD men and women. This summer seven students are the recipients of KCFD scholarships. Chad Wright, MCC’s Clinical Coordinator …

NBC Action News Showcases a New Learning Tool at the Health Science Institute

The Virtual Hospital houses 10,000 square feet of high tech learning opportunities for MCC students.  It’s part of the Health Science Institute connected to the MCC-Penn Valley Campus.  The Virtual Hospital now includes 16 high-fidelity simulators, six large patient rooms, six high-tech debriefing rooms, control rooms, classrooms, meeting space and state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, and now, …

Behind the hospital curtains: MCC-Health Science Institute’s Virtual Hospital

100 Years, 100 Stories Simulation education was first introduced to the MCC-Penn Valley nursing program in 2006.  MCC-Penn Valley was awarded $800,000+ to purchase human patient simulators with the OneKC WIRED grant, quickly changing the design and instructional delivery of the nursing and EMS curriculum. Sandy McIlnay, Director of Health Sciences and Virtual Hospital visionary, …

Tiffani Ohmer: learning early about the value of community service.

As a hospital volunteer, Tiffani Ohmer expected to chat with patients. But, the MCC-Blue River student didn’t know life lessons would spring from such informal encounters. “You wouldn’t think going and putting Band-Aids in someone’s room would have much effect,” Ohmer said. Ohmer volunteers weekly, re-stocking medical supplies in patient rooms at Centerpoint Medical Center …