Clinical Simulation and Procedures

The University of Michigan has a fantastic Clinical Simulation Center with wonderful resources for resident education. The Department of Pediatrics uses these resources regularly to train residents on some of the most advanced simulators in the world.

Our pediatric residents take part in realistic, immersive simulation experiences in neonatal resuscitation, high-level trauma, and management of critically ill patients. “Mock Codes” require a team of residents to direct the resuscitation of a complicated patient from start to finish. After the encounter, debriefing and additional teaching is provided on an individualized basis. Our state-of-the-art simulation center is also used for training in basic life support (BLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS), and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS).

In addition to these experiences, pediatric residents participate a series of "procedure labs" focusing on skills including lacerating repairs, airway management, vascular access, fracture splinting, and urinary catheterization among others.  

Our simulation curriculum is a crucial part of residency training. To learn more about the Clinical Simulation Center, visit their website here!