Scheduling / Consultation Services / Curriculum Development / Instructional Design

University of Michigan Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) training spaces and resources are available to the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Health System, and by contract to the greater medical and academic communities. The CSC faculty and staff are available to provide assistance with simulation design, instruction and training services, research and development, and ACLS / PALS certification courses.

The center also provides consultation services for research, curriculum and instructional development, and technology/simulator development specific to simulation-based education. For all of our users, full-time technical support is available to ensure that every instructional event is of the highest quality and achieves all desired academic and clinical goals.

Group practices at stations in CSC


All departments who would like to schedule time at the CSC are required to have an instructional plan on file for each course. The clinical simulation center WILL NOT be able to schedule time for a group until an appropriate instructional plan is submitted and approved by the Clinical Coordinator or the Director of the CSC.

Consultation Services

Consultation services are available through the CSC specific to the use of simulation in the health professions. Faculty and staff are available for consulting on specific projects within the University of Michigan, the University of Michigan Health System, governmental and non-governmental organizations, private industry, and the broader academic community. The CSC offers a variety of opportunities for partnership in the design, development, validation, and implementation of advanced technologies for clinical simulation, and welcomes collaborative enterprises with others contributing to this area. Expertise is available in the areas of academic medicine, clinical assessment, performance outcomes research, technology development, validation research, telemedicine, virtual reality design, and training design.

Curriculum Development

The use of simulation to facilitate instruction is integrated into the broader curriculum to provide the optimum connections of knowledge and skill development for students in the health professions. The faculty and staff of the Clinical Simulation Center work with the various specialty departments to develop curriculum for graduate and continuing medical education, as well as with the schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and dentistry. Curriculum design and development is an important area of research for the CSC. Inquiries specific to curriculum design, development, or associated research should be sent via email to Dr. Deborah Rooney at [email protected].

Instructional Design

Instructional design is an important aspect of successfully integrating low, medium, and high fidelity simulation into curriculum. The selection of the best type of simulator(s), how simulators should be used, and the appropriate sequencing of knowledge and skills to optimize learning is of critical importance to the successful use of simulation in instruction. Formative and summative assessment criteria and performance measurements are well supported through comprehensive instructional design specific to the needs of individual curriculum designs, and are integrated into the learning objectives for each specialty area. The faculty of the CSC is expert in the area of instructional design and in identifying optimum use of simulators for specific learning and performance outcomes. The CSC faculty is available for instructional design services, consultation, and research opportunities.