About WV STEPS
Promoting patient safety, improving health.
The David and Jo Ann Shaw Center for Simulation Training and Education for Patient Safety is the primary simulation center at the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center, Morgantown Campus. As such, we provide educational support for all of the schools within the health science community. Funding is supplied from the various schools through main line item budgets, as well as student lab fees.
Standardized Patient Program
A Standardized Patient is a real person role-playing a realistic clinical situation to help healthcare students learn and/or evaluate clinical skills. They are people from the community who have indicated an interest and are accepted based on their communication skills.