Clinical Simulation


Clinical Simulation is part of the ATACS Centers strategic planning, and composes three areas:

  1. Curriculum & Evaluation
    • In 2010, to expand the application and enhance quality of the clinical simulation program in medical education at PLFSOM, we modified the curriculum and incorporated rigorous requirement of CME activities into the training of simulation trainers. Participants in these simulation sessions receive CME credits.
    • To help the learners performing self-assessment and measuring their clinical competency, ATACS has included Audience Interactive Response System (AIRS) in all FDC sessions and most MSC activities. Detailed analysis of individual and group performance is provided to the learners and course director.
    • To obtain students' input on their learning experience, ATACS has collected learners' feedback at the end of each MSC sessions. Students' suggestions are discussed with MSC Co-Directors and the Operation Committee for quality improvement.
  2. Operation & Resources
    • Travel from clinical site to simulation center can adversely affect the incorporation of clinical simulation in the training of students (MS3-4) and residents. To address this problem, ATACS acquires simulation equipment, trains the trainers, and provides them with the same equipment to train students and residents at the clinical sites.
  3. Training & Development
    • Staff development is a weekly activity for all ATACS members. During the meeting we discussed and analyzed new technology and development in clinical simulation. We also train staff members in utilizing new equipment or application to enhance the productivity and quality of service.


Simulation Rooms

  • Simulation Room 1 has gas lines for oxygen, nitrogen, and central vacuum for 8 adult high fidelity simulator manikins (1 HPS, 5 SimMan 3G, 1 HAL, 1 iStan)
  • Simulation Room 2 has gas lines for oxygen, nitrogen and central vacuum for 5 pediatric high fidelity simulator manikins (1 BabySim, 2 NewSimBs, 1 HAL, and 1 Newborn), and 3 birthing simulators, 2 Noelle Birthing Simulators and 1 Sim Mom.


Partial Task Training Rooms

  • Partial Task Room 1 has seats for 12 students, AV equipment and reconfigurable learning stations for vital signs, funduscopy, otoscopy, audiometry, visual screening, lumbar puncture, rectal examination, and pelvic examination for female & male, and peripheral IV
  • Partial Task Room 2 has seats for 12 students for performing invasive procedures including airway management (adult & pediatric), central venous catheterization (anatomical landmark & ultrasound guided), virtual reality peripheral venous catheterization, and decompression of tension pneumothax


VR Rooms

  • Virtual Reality Room 1: Immersion Endoscopy station (EGD, ERCP, Colonoscopy and Bronchoscopy), Immersion Laparoscopy, Simbionix Endoscopy, and Laparoscopy
  • Virtual Reality Room 2: Simbionix AngioMentor (Cardiac catheterization, Neuro Angiography), CAE VIMEDIX™ Ultrasound Simulator, Simbionix Angio Mentor, Simbionix Hysteroscopy
  • Virtual Reality Room 3: Arthroscopy, Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, and UltraSim Ultrasonography (Carotid, Abdomen, Female pelvic)


Debriefing Rooms

  • Group Debriefing Room
  • Individual Debriefing Room

Research and Development Laboratory

Research and Development

  • Research and Development Laboratory (RDL) for clinical simulation