Training Spaces

The UMCSC is a state of the art simulation facility consisting of five large rooms includes: iSim for self-serve independent simulation available 24/7, a Bench-top Lab, four-bay Human Patient Simulation Lab, Task Training Lab and a Debriefing / Conference Room. These flexible spaces are equipped for audio/visual recording, presentation and debriefing. Wireless Internet is accessible throughout the facility, 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

Students, health professionals and faculty with approved CSC access on their I.D. can now utilize the Clinical Simulation Center 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)
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Pediatric airway management
  • Pediatric central line placement.
  • Ultrasound simulation (SonoSim)
  • Needle Cricothyroidotomy and Jet Ventilation

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

Bench-top Lab

The Bench-top Lab is a 1,100 square foot space equipped with 11 height-adjustable tables and seating capacity for 44 people. The space is designed to accommodate use of human plastinated parts, animal parts, bench top simulators and simulation related classroom presentations. Multiple electrical outlets are available at all 11 stations. Refrigerator/freezer space, full size scrub sink, and small instrument storage space is also available.

Human Patient Simulation Lab

The Human Patient Simulation Lab space houses all of our mannequin based human patient simulators. The space consists of 4 fully equipped bays which are flexible and 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 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), SimMan, SimBaby, Noelle birthing simulator, Gaumard HAL family, Harvey, MegaCode Kellys and ALS Trainers.

Task Training Lab

The Task Training Lab is space designated for our computer based task trainers. The lab is 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 after-hours practice with the simulators. Simulators located in this lab typically include, but are not limited to, the laparoscopic box trainers, LapSim, LapSim II, LapMentor, UroMentor, HysteroSim, EndoscopicSims (2), VIST vascular interventional trainer, Knee Arthroscopic Simulator, video-Mac, FLS stations and laptop computers for simulation software exercises.

Debriefing/Conference Room

The Debriefing/Conference Room is a standard classroom with seating and tables for 24 people. The space is equipped for audio/visual presentations and may also be used as overflow space for large simulation based activities.

Second Location Coming Soon

When it opens in January 2018, the new 7,500 square foot state-of-the-art CSC at Med Sci II will 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. Learning groups will also have access to Multi-functional Table-Top Task Trainers, classrooms and debriefing spaces during scheduling hours, while an eight station iSim space will provide opportunities for independent simulation activities anytime day or night.