First-year physical therapy student Elizabeth Buesing, 23, cannot wait to use a simulation apartment to practice her specialty.

“I’ll probably be in this room doing transfers from bed and helping patients reach the cabinets and what not,” Buesing said. “The majority of the few physical therapy students have worked in an outpatient clinic. Rarely any of us have been in a hospital setting, so it’s nice to have this.”

Buesing’s stomping grounds will be the simulation apartment at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Regional Simulation Center, which opened on June 23.

The 16,000-square-foot Regional Simulation Center has 14 exam rooms, a debriefing room, a simulation apartment for students to practice taking care of patients at home, two virtual reality rooms, three laptop charging bars, several multipurpose team rooms, learning lounges and an observation room with one-way glass, the Report previously reported.

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Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. He can be reached at cristian.arguetasoto@fortworthreport.org or (817) 317-6991.