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Medical Education

Welcome to the Maimonides Center for Clinical Simulation


Our simulation scenarios cater to health care staff in training, as well as to seasoned professionals for continued skill development and multi-disciplined collaborative team training.

The Center utilizes high fidelity robotic mannequins and a variety of task trainers (i.e. laparoscopic surgery trainer) to improve patient safety through practicing in an immersive and risk free environment. The simulation center at Maimonides serves as a unified interdisciplinary training center that addresses the realities of practice and patient care.

Our mission is to:

  • Provide immersive and simulation-based educational programs for health care staff throughout Maimonides Medical Center 

  • Provide immersive and simulation-based training for pre-hospital emergency services

  • Create a unique interdisciplinary training environment where health care staff from all professions work collaboratively to foster professional excellence, teamwork and error reduction

  • Create a safer environment for patients by using simulation and ultrasound technology in the training, assessment and credentialing of trainees in resuscitative, invasive and surgical procedures

  • Research and develop new immersive and simulation-based educational programs

  • Establish a leadership role in pioneering new technologies and methods for medical education and patient safety

Our training modalities include:

  • High fidelity mannequins to foster prompt identification of serious illness, sound clinical reasoning and action, inter-disciplinary collaborative team-based care, and certain procedural skills in a zero-fault environment.

  • Partial task trainers to develop and maintain specialty-specific skills such as endotracheal intubation, routine and difficult deliveries, umbilical artery cannulation, intravenous line placement, laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, colonoscopy, cardiac catheterization, retinal procedures, bronchoscopy, ureteroscopy and other invasive procedures.

  • Compact ultrasound systems and tissue phantoms to allow trainees to learn and practice safer ultrasound-guided techniques for invasive procedures, such as thoracentesis, paracentesis, vascular access and regional anesthesia.  

Clinical Simulation at Maimonides