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Thanks to a $70,000 gift from John I. Smith Charities, medical students at Greenville Technical College have access to new human patient simulators.

Greenville Tech will purchase two Laerdal SimMan ALS manikins. The new models will join 14 other simulators at the college’s Simulation Technologies and Training Center (STAT).

Human patient simulators allow students to practice treatment for critical patients with uncommon symptoms. This insures confidence for the day medical students will encounter such situations in real life.

Ann Wright, vice president for advancement with the Greenville Tech Foundation thanked John I. Smith Charities for ensuring students’ advanced tools for learning.

“John I. Smith Charities has stepped up to help us meet equipment and classroom needs countless times, and we know that their gifts are creating well prepared graduates who apply their skills at work and benefit the entire community,” Wright said in the press release.

“We are happy to support Greenville Technical College and its STAT Center,” said Elizabeth Clayton, a John I. Smith Charities board member. “These simulators reduce medical errors by giving students the chance to practice procedures safely. Contributing to that valuable experience is important to us.”

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