New Mannequin That Gives Birth Debuts at College of Medicine – Phoenix

“Push, Victoria, Push!”  How do the next generation of physicians learn how to help women give birth? With Victoria, of course.

Victoria UA COM PHX

Mannequin not only delivers babies. “Victoria” bleeds, talks and breathes


The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is the only site in the Southwest receiving the Victoria birthing simulator, the latest in such technology. The college will demonstrate the life-bearing mannequin on Thursday, April 2, at 10 a.m. on campus. The demo will be done with obstetrics/gynecologist Maria Manriquez, MD, in the Center for Simulation and Innovation in the Health Sciences Education Building, 435 N. 5th St.

We will demonstrate how the mannequin works, how it can be programmed for various birthing scenarios and have students on hand to show how it is used in education.

A member of the NOELLE® family of maternal and neonatal care simulators, the Victoria™ birthing simulator has a patented, precision life-like delivery and birthing mechanism that births a life-like, full-term baby with sophisticated monitoring capabilities. The simulator is produced by Gaumard® Scientific Company of Miami. Gaumard’s complete “Victoria” system includes comprehensive clinical scenarios, including shoulder dystocia and postpartum hemorrhage. With articulating endoskeletons and silky smooth elastomeric skin, Victoria is the most realistic, fully tetherless and wireless maternal/fetal simulator for use in training.

Gaumard recently installed the “Victoria” birthing simulator at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and this is the only school in the Southwest to have this new technology.


About the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix admitted its inaugural class of first-year medical students in August 2007 and currently has 301 students training to be physicians. The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars and who will embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and healthcare for all.


Al Bravo

Associate Director, Public Affairs

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

550 E. Van Buren St., Room 1263

Phoenix, AZ 85004-2230

(602) 827-2022 (office)

(480) 329-8893 (cell)

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