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.




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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November 2, 2015

Dr. Deborah Rooney to give talk at AHEKON 2015 congress in Turkey

DLHS faculty Deborah Rooney, PhD, will be giving a talk titled “Simulation-based education and the Family Medicine Physician: Applications for technical skills training” at the Annual International Family Practice Congress on November 4th. The keynote speaker for this event will be highlighting simulation-based education for technical skills training for family medicine physician.

October 27, 2015

Deborah Rooney, PhD, to give talk today at Mersin Űniversitesi in Turkey

Dr. Rooney's talk is titled “Simulation-based education: How could simulation be used for technical skills development in the future”. The invited speaker for this event will be highlighting simulation-based education for the graduate learner and physician. 

October 5, 2015

Upcoming talk: Wearables in Surgical and Medical Education

Thursday October 8th, Clifford Craig, MD will be presenting "Wearables in Surgical and Medical Education". Dr. Craig is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Clerkship Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Michigan. He also serves on the Steering Committees for the Academy of Medical Educators and Simulation Center. 

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.