Clinical simulators combine mathematical models of human physiology and anatomy through a hardware/software interface to present an accurate representation of real medical cases for training. The procedural trainers include haptic devices that provide force feedback while performing exercises to characterize the tactile nature of interacting with instruments and anatomy. The human patient simulators provide a computer driven life-like mannequin to create the real-time dynamic changes that occur during patient care. Abundant research opportunities exist to examine the effects of simulation on patient outcomes, procedural techniques, team management, and other clinical practices. If you are interested in research opportunities in the UMCSC, please contact Dr. Deborah Rooney (Chair, CSC Research Committee). To submit a project proposal, click here.