The Medical Simulation Center employs the use of a vast array of simulation modalities in an interactive learning environment for inter-disciplinary, multi-specialty clinical training, academic initiatives, and research projects. The Center houses an extensive investment of simulation technologies and related clinical capital equipment.
The ten mid-to high fidelity manikin-based patient simulators include six adults, a child, infant, neonate, and a birthing simulator. Multiple types of virtual reality devices are used to teach procedures such as endoscopy, bronchoscopy, robotic surgery, and various ultrasound techniques (TEE, TEE, & FAST). Various task trainers are also utilized for procedure and clinical skills workshops, as they are an invaluable tool in teaching the anatomic landmarks and psychomotor aspects of procedures. Computer-based simulation tools and flat screen programs are also commonly employed as part of various teaching activities in the Center.
Every effort is made in the Medical Simulation Center to replicate the clinical environment encountered by the learner. Therefore, standard clinical equipment, monitors, and tools are utilized in training exercises and procedural workshops.