The program, called Doctors of Tomorrow, began in 2012 with a mission to prepare young people from underrepresented communities to pursue various careers in healthcare. The program connects students from Detroit's Cass Technical High School with Michigan Medicine medical student mentors. The new "This is Michigan, Inspiring Doctors of Tomorrow" video highlights one of the unique features of the program where students spend time in the Clinical Simulation Center facilities using task-trainers and practicing medical skills to get a first hand experience of what medical training is all about.
The visit to the CSC has been part of the program from the beginning and the CSC staff enjoy hosting the students. "It's always fun to see the excitement on the students' faces as they get to see and touch the high fidelity manikins and utilize some of the VR simulators." says Niles Mayrand, Director of Operations for the Clinical Simulation Center.