About the Center for Medical Simulation


"Experiential healthcare learning that never puts a patient at risk."


"Using simulation to improve safety, quality and education in healthcare."

Who We Are

Our elite team of more than 25 professional faculty members has expertise in medicine, patient safety, biomedical engineering, organizational behavior and adult learning. They ensure that each simulation session is customized and uniquely effective.

The combined healthcare simulation experience of the CMS team is unsurpassed, allowing CMS to deliver competent, comprehensive healthcare simulation with techniques drawn from multiple disciplines and customized to the level and background of each group.

What We Do

Founded in 1993, CMS was one of the world’s first healthcare simulation centers. Two decades of simulation training to improve quality of care later, CMS continues to be a global leader in the field.

Simulation training at CMS gives healthcare providers a new and enlightening perspective on how to handle real medical situations. Through high-fidelity scenarios that simulate genuine crisis management situations, the CMS experience can open new chapters in the level of healthcare quality that participants provide.

At CMS the focus is on communication, collaboration and crisis management in order to develop skills and teamwork behaviors that are best learned actively under realistic conditions. Since it first opened in 1993, CMS has run over two thousand courses and trained thousands of participants using its innovative and challenging scenarios. We are proud to feature:

  • A multidisciplinary, expert staff, affiliated with some of the world’s most well-known and well-respected hospitals, medical universities and colleges
  • Exceptionally high-quality and innovative programs in full-environment facilities
  • A breadth of course offerings

CMS has been a leader in the healthcare simulation field since putting its first mannequin simulator into service in 1994. We have developed courses for clinicians, healthcare educators, administrators and managers, conducted research on a spectrum of topics, helped manufacturers to conduct human factors trials of their technologies and continue to initiate an array of healthcare simulation activities.


American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Simulation Education Network (SEN) logoCMS is an endorsed center by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

ACS AESCMS is approved by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) as a Level 1-accredited Educational Institute.