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.

ACS Accreditation

The University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 training center.


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September 28, 2015

Teen treated for heart condition at U of M Mott's Children's Hospital shares her sudden cardiac arrest story.

Teenager, Emily Orta, shared her story of sudden cardiac arrest during soccer practice and how her life was saved due to the presence of a CPR certified lifeguard and an AED.

August 18, 2015

Full daVinci Si system for training in robotic surgery

The CSC now has a complete da Vinci Si robotic surgical system on loan from Intuitive Surgical for educational use. This makes University Michigan one of a very small group of academic health centers in the nation to have a dedicated surgical robot for resident, faculty, nurse and operating room (OR) staff training. This will dramatically advance surgical training within the medical school and hospital, allowing for safety and team training among Mott and UH OR teams.

July 8, 2015

Dr. Deborah Rooney collaborates on creation of AEI Director's Toolkit newsletter

Deborah Rooney, Ph.D., worked with the ACS AEI Administration and Management Committee, who drafted the content for the newsletter. The document is intended to serve as a special interest newsletter of essentials for a running simulation center. Chapters of this resource will be released one by one.

July 6, 2015

Dr. Deborah Rooney publishes research on 3D printing in the Journal of Neurosurgery

Dr. Rooney co-authored the recently published article "Development of a 3D-printed external ventricular drain placement simulator." The article discusses their development of a physical model to simulate external ventricular drain placement.

June 9, 2015

UMCSC requests proposals that apply ​​​best practices in simulation-based education for healthcare professionals

A maximum of $15,000/project will be available to fund up to three projects.​​ Successful applications will focus on simulation-based education​ and include a comprehensive evaluation program to determine the impact of funded project on learners and/or patient outcomes.​​