Training Spaces

There are now two state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) locations available for training.  

CSC Towsley consists of 6,000 square feet anchored by five large rooms including:  iSim for self-serve independent simulation available 24/7, a Bench-top Lab, four-bay Human Patient Simulation Lab, hi-fidelity Manikins, Task Training Lab and a Debriefing/Conference Room. These flexible spaces are equipped for audio/visual recording, presentation and debriefing. 

CSC Med Sci II is our newest facility.  Within the 7,500 square feet we offer:  a mock ICU/ER room, two fully equipped replica Adult Patient rooms with hi-fidelity adult manikins as well as two “crossover rooms” for Pediatric or Obstetric simulations that will utilize hi-fidelity pediatric and birthing-mother Manikins. These rooms are set up with audio/visual capability. Learning groups can access Multi-functional Table-Top Task Trainers, classrooms and debriefing spaces during scheduling hours, while an eight station iSim space provides opportunities for independent simulation activities anytime day or night.

Wireless Internet is accessible throughout both facilities, scroll down for details on each CSC training space.

To reserve a room see scheduling on the Services page.

iSim: Independent Simulation available 24/7 in the Towsley Center, room G2314 or Medical Science Building II, room 2727Q

Students, health professionals and faculty with approved CSC access on their I.D. can now utilize the iSim rooms at both CSC locations to practice techniques, take assessments and refresh their skills anytime day or night, seven days a week.

iSim Simulator

iSim Activities Include:

  • Retinal exam
  • Adult and pediatric heart and lung exam
    • Pediatric Auscultation Trainer (PAT)
    • Adult Auscultation Trainer (Harvey) - Med Sci II only
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Pediatric airway management
  • Pediatric central line placement.
  • Ultrasound simulation (SonoSim) - Towsley only
  • Laparoscopic box trainers 

Bench-top Labs

The Bench-top Labs are equipped with multiple height-adjustable tables and seating capacity for small or large groups. These spaces are designed to accommodate use of simulators or tissues, bench top simulators and simulation related classroom presentations.

Human Patient Simulation Lab/Rooms

CSC Human Patient Simulation Lab/Rooms house all of our Mannikin-based human patient simulators. These spaces consist of exact replica hospital rooms or fully equipped flexible bays which can be set up as an O.R. w/anesthesia machine, trauma bay, ICU, ped ICU, labor and delivery and/or standard patient room. The CSC Towsley lab can be easily partitioned via automated roll-down dividers for simultaneous group functions. All bays are equipped with Berchtold or Skytron lights, appropriate stretchers or Berchtold O.R. table, wall-mounted oxygen and suction, defibrillators, crash carts and individual bay audio/visual recording capability. The simulators typically used in this space include the M.E.T.I. Human Patient Simulators (adult and pediatric - only in Towsley), SimMan, SimBaby, Victoria and Noelle birthing simulator, Gaumard HAL family, Harvey, MegaCode Kellys and ALS Trainers. The five human simulation rooms in CSC Med Sci II are designed to replicate the look, feel and equipment of their hospital counterparts: a convertible room becomes an ICU or ER, two Pediatric or Obstetric rooms and two Adult Patient rooms. 

Task Training Labs

Task Training Labs are flexible, with multiple electrical outlets, and can be easily partitioned via automated roll-down dividers for multiple group functions. An outside, 24 hour key-card entrance is available for both after-hours iSim locations to practice with the simulators. These simulators typically include, but are not limited to, the laparoscopic box trainers, LapSim (Towsley), LapMentor (Towsley), EndoscopicSims (2) (Towsely), VIST vascular interventional trainer (Towsley), Knee Arthroscopic Simulator (Towsley) and FLS stations.

Debriefing/Conference Rooms

Debriefing or Conference Rooms are available in both locations. At CSC Towsley a standard classroom with seating and tables for 24 people is equipped for audio/visual presentations and may also be used as overflow space for large simulation based activities.  CSC Med Sci II has three small-group debriefing rooms with audio/visual capability and two large classrooms accommodating up to 36 or 44 people respectively.

Questions? Contact Niles Mayrand: nmayrand@med.umich.edu