Learning and Assessment Center

Welcome to The Learning and Assessment Center

The Learning and Assessment Center at Michigan State University (MSU) is a result of the collaborative vision of the Colleges of Human Medicine, Nursing, Osteopathic Medicine and Veterinary Medicine at MSU.

This unique multi-college organization allows for better efficiency, new cross-college collaborations and the opportunity to model aspects of team care so important to achieving optimal patient outcomes and improving our healthcare system. The Learning and Assessment Center (LAC) helps prepare health professions students develop and demonstrate competence in basic tasks and skills through in-depth, hands-on training. It is an important extension of their classroom training, allowing them to expand and fine-tune their abilities before going into a real-life setting.


  • Do you feel comfortable with managing airways and using various devices?

  • Do you know what to do in the first 5 minutes of a code?


Workshops exclusively for MSU healthcare professional students (College of Human Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Osteopathic Medicine). Skills will be introduced with most of the time spent “hands on” using multiple simulation approaches to replicate real life.

9/23, 9/24     Airway Management

*Learn everything from nasal cannulas to intubation techniques 

10/2, 11/13    Stayin’ Alive (The First 5 Minutes of a Code)

 *Review BLS skills, practice the most important tasks for the first 5 minutes of a code, and practice teamwork skills


Cost is $25.00/person for MSU Healthcare professional students only (covers all class materials and supplies). To register, go to www.lac.msu.edu. See “Other Courses” tab- “Interprofessional Courses.” For questions, please contact kimberly.patterson@hc.msu.edu



Don’t wait too long! Space is limited


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Kagan Scholarship Information

Dr. Norman Kagan devoted his career (over 20 years at MSU) to exploring ways people interact. He was particularly interested in counselor/client and health professional/patient communications. He focused on measuring and developing methods for teaching empathetic interactions and greatly influenced the education of physicians, counselors, and paraprofessionals nationally and internationally.

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