Members of The SIM|Group have been actively involved in the development of medical simulation since the mid-1990ís.
Formed in February, 2001 the multi-disciplinary research team was organized under the leadership of Dr. Steve Dawson to
investigate how technology can improve medical education and increase patient safety.
With expertise in all areas of medical simulation, The SIM|Group is working to make both surgery and medical practice safter.
Driven by cutting edge research, and utilizing the latest available technology,
The Simulation Group develops medical simulation systems based on the needs of clinicians.
The Group draws on multidisciplinary expertise to design and develop medical simulators
that will mark a new era of medical practice, permitting a time when students, residents,
and physicians will practice medicine without putting patients at risk.
Based in Boston at the Massachusetts General Hospital, The Simulation Group represents
a vast array of disciplines involved in discovering the fundamental science necessary
for medical simulation to "break through" into established medicine by improving medical
education and increasing patient safety.
Our work focuses on cutting edge research that will transform medical training from
the current apprentice model, which has remained unchanged for centuries, to realistic,
real-time, authentic computer-based medical simulations. We are dedicated to performing
the fundamental research that will mark a new era of medical practice, permitting a time
when students, physicians, and residents will practice medicine without putting patients at