Medical Simulation Facilities, Faculty and Staff
The simulation center on the campus of Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant includes two control rooms and fourteen patient rooms, two of which are setup for high fidelity manikin simulations. The center supports a wide variety of learners and curriculums including medical students, physician assistant students, resident physicians, nursing students and more through teaching sessions and Objective Structured Clinical Examination. The center’s main priority is delivering supplemental instruction to first and second year medical students in Essentials of Clinical Skills longitudinal coursework. Training in support of the MD program curriculum includes foundational sciences and physical examinations that correlate with instruction on the major organ systems. Students develop strong interpersonal and clinical skills through Standardized Patient simulations to become experts in best practices as well as effective communicators with a compassionate bedside manner.
The importance of excellence in communication, teamwork, and closed-loop communication is a constant emphasis to all of our abecedarians. These skills have proven to be essential in outstanding patient care and good outcomes. Each and every staff member at the Simulation center promotes patient safety and best practices, while creating a safe environment in which participants can practice and hone their medical skills.
Medical Simulation Center