Clinical Simulation Center
The Clinical Simulation Center provides risk-free, hands-on educational programs. UMHS faculty and trainees use state-of-the-art simulators to learn the practice of medicine.
The University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center (UMCSC) is an innovative instructional environment and learning laboratory providing challenging, immersive simulation training for physicians, nurses and other health care professionals at the University of Michigan. As part of the Department of Learning Health Sciences, the UMCSC plays an integral role in leading change through innovative and effective education and establishing assessment methodologies used in clinical care.
The mission of the Clinical Simulation Center is to advance best practices in healthcare education and improve patient safety through the development of effective simulation-based instruction, robust assessment, and rigorous research.
Dr. Deborah Rooney publishes research on validation of performance measures from a neurosurgery simulation model
Dr. Rooney's research evaluates the evidence for use of the novel neurosurgery simulator. The article was recently published in Surgery.
This significant expansion of the Clinical Simulation Center in the Towsley Continuing Education Building will be a state of the art addition dedicated to independent learning combining computer based instruction and assessment with simulation based learning for medical students, residents, fellows, faculty, nurses and all UMHS staff.
Please visit the Request for Proposals page to learn more about this funding opportunity.
UMCSC is seeking Biomedical Engineering (BME) students the opportunity to gain practical experience, and apply engineering skills in the field of medical education and simulator development during a summer 2016 internship. Students will work with simulation technicians, physicians, and education researchers to develop novel simulators for the purpose of educating U-M health care professionals.
DLHS faculty, staff, and students attended the 2016 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare
James Cooke, Deborah Rooney, Edward Lockett, Jacob Seagull, and Waseem Ostwani attended the 2016 IMSH meeting that took place in San Diego from Jan. 16-20. The conference seeks to explore the latest innovations and best practices in healthcare simulation.