Meet our Team

The Simulation Services team is here to support faculty by providing leadership and guidance in simulation best practices. We support our students by providing a diverse range of high quality and engaging learning activities. We support our local community by providing simulation resources for the San Rafael Fire Department and more.

A high quality simulation program is a team effort. Our team consists of two full-time staff certified in Clinical Healthcare Simulation Education (CHSE), Student Simulation Technicians and Standardized Patients.

Standardized Patients

Our Standardized Patient program consists of actors specially trained to accurately portray specific emotions, medical diagnoses and disease symptoms. Actors from a variety of different ages, ethnicities and genders work with us to give students experience serving diverse populations. The use of Standardized Patients in medical fields is a proven method for helping learners gain skills in communication, patient safety, physical examination and patient management. If you are interested in applying to be a Standardized Patient, visit Career Opportunities.

Student Simulation Technicians 

Our team of student workers are a dedicated group of students who serve as simulation technicians. These students make every event possible through their knowledge, energy and enthusiasm for both teaching and learning.


Barbara McCamish

Barbara McCamish, MSN, MPT, RN, PT, CNL, CHSE 
Director, Clinical Simulation Services
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50 Acacia Avenue (Meadowlands Hall, Rm. 324)
San Rafael, CA 94901

Barbara directs the daily operations of the Clinical Simulation Center at Dominican University, a position she has held since 2012. Barbara holds Masters degrees in both Nursing (Leadership and Management) and Physical Therapy. She maintains active licenses in both. Barbara is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), who has presented at simulation conferences nationally.  Barbara is an active member of the Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH), the California Simulation Alliance, the Bay Area Simulation Collaborative, and the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning

Elizabeth Hager

Elizabeth Hager, M. Div., CHSE
Standardized Patient Educator & Simulation Technician
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50 Acacia Avenue
San Rafael, CA 94901

Elizabeth Hager joined the School of Health and Natural Science's Clinical Simulation Center in  2017. As the Standardized Patient Educator, Elizabeth is responsible for creating and developing simulation materials, training actors for simulation programming and creating student learning modules. In her role as the Simulation Technician, Elizabeth is responsible for programming and maintaining high definition simulation manikins as well as maintaining quality lab experiences and spaces for students. Elizabeth has worked in academia for over 10 years and has extensive experience in all levels of medical simulation education as well as national and international medical board licensing.

We welcome you to take a tour of our facilities and see our students in action. Request a tour today.