The Center for Medical Simulation

Simulation Lab

The Center for Medical Simulation provides training for healthcare providers in crisis situations. By simulating different types of emergency situations, care providers learn how to deal with adverse conditions while continuing to deliver patient care. The training focuses on the clinical and behavioral aspects of performance, emphasizing crisis management and error prevention.

The newly renovated space includes a CT Scan, a fully equipped Operating Room and an Intensive Care Unit. Each is used to simulate disaster situations in which the clinician is placed to “practice” care delivery. The operating rooms and ICU are equipped with medical gasses, including oxygen, nitrogen, compressed gas and vacuum. The center, which was founded in 1993, is one of the world’s first healthcare simulation centers. It is located in Charlestown’s historic Navy Yard.