Simulations are useful in medical education, providing trainees with experience in:
- Common Skills, in a safely controlled setting, prior to having them engage patients clinically, and
- Rare Situations, that arise so infrequently that the only realistic way to provide clinical exposure is through simulation.
Simulation is also useful in testing students. A simulation creates a clinical scenario, in which the student is expected to demonstrate a skill or knowledge. The simulation provides patient safety, reproducibility for each student, and control over clinical variables.[Additional content on this page is restricted to Registered Medical Professionals]