The World’s Most “Life-Like” Synthetic Human Arrives at Richmond/Moorefield Campus

Surgical Technology Program Director Charles Hughes closes an incision with the assistance of Director of Nursing Jacqueline Newman.

Surgical Technology Program Director Charles Hughes closes an incision with the assistance of Director of Nursing Jacqueline Newman.

Simulator is the First of its Kind in Richmond

It’s the world’s most life-like synthetic human; and it is now residing at the Richmond/Moorefield campus of ECPI University’s School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute (MCI). “We are proud to join some of the world’s leading universities and healthcare organizations in providing our students with a tool that can help them enhance their skill level,” says MCI Surgical Technology Program Director Charles Hughes.

Manufactured by SynDaver Labs and the first of its kind being used by college students in Richmond, this advanced simulation mannequin features a complete representation of typical human anatomy, including every bone, muscle, and organ, skin with fat and fascia planes, a functioning respiratory system, and a full digestive tract and circulatory system.

“Having a Syndaver on campus will give our students a true-to-life training that is second to none,” says Hughes. “With no other educator providing this level of realism in Richmond, our students will have an unprecedented opportunity to prepare themselves before they step into the clinical settings of their chosen fields.”

As a teaching tool, it can be used for a variety of purposes including training in basic suturing skills, microvascular anastomosis, central line placement, chest tube placement, breast surgery, liposuction, oral and nasal intubation, tracheotomy, coronary angioplasty and stenting, and a wide variety of other surgical procedures.