The Patient Safety Training Center

The Patient Safety Training Center (PSTC) at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center provides services and facilities for multidisciplinary experiential learning.

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We provide a safe environment offering a full spectrum of opportunities for learning, as well as personal and professional challenges. Here, health care professionals acquire technical proficiency, knowledge, confidence, attitudes, and team skills to continue the journey to safer practice and excellence in patient care.

The PSTC is part of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center's vision to transform health care for the community and region, setting standards for the nation.

If you are interested in planning and scheduling a training within the Patient Safety Training Center, please email us at

Simulation-Based Education and Research (SBER)

The Simulation-Based Education and Research department operates the Patient Safety Training Center; the simulation center is located at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

Watch our video below to learn more about patient simulation.

Our mission

We drive the improvement of patient safety and health care quality outcomes through experiential, evidence-based simulation education and meaningful simulation research.

Our vision

We strive to eliminate clinical practice gaps that threaten patient safety through the use of evidence-based simulation education and research.

Our values

  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Continual improvement

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

We understand that diversity fosters innovation and creates a welcoming and inclusive environment for our patients, colleagues, and communities. We all work better when we interact with others in a respectful and open-hearted manner.

Read more about our diversity and inclusion

Students in the Patient Safety Training Center with Mannikin