Advanced Technical Skills Simulation Laboratory at the Cumming School of Medicine

The Advanced Technical Skills Simulation Laboratory (ATSSL), is a state-of-the-art facility that allows medical trainees and practicing professionals the opportunity to acquire, practice and develop their skills in a safe learning environment.

Simulation in medical education is fundamental to producing proficient and confident healthcare professionals and subsequently enhancing patient care and safety. Simulation learning offers many advantages such as access to unique customizable experiences, freedom to make mistakes and cause no harm, and the provision of detailed feedback and evaluation. The ATSSL will enable the University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine to become leaders in simulation-based medical education.

The ATSSL received accreditation as a Simulation Program from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in June 2018.

The ATSSL, is committed to providing innovative and interdisciplinary simulation-based medical education.
We continuously aim to produce effective, confident and safe medical and surgical professionals, while improving patient safety and quality of care.

OUR VISION

Global leader in innovative simulated education and assessment for health professionals to improve patient outcomes.

OUR MISSION

Design and facilitate individual and team-based simulation education for an inclusive community of diverse learners, offering a full complement of simulation modalities in a safe environment.

Effective design of appropriate quality simulation activities, incorporating a cost-effective, evidence-based approach

Support research and scholarship into simulated education and assessment activities.

Maintain a high-visibility, excellent reputation validated through retention of full accreditation.


ATSSL HIGHLIGHTS
To see highlights of past years, please review our Annual Reports:
2018-2019 ATSSL Annual Report
2017-2018 ATSSL Annual Report
2016-2017 ATSSL Annual Report
2015-2016 ATSSL Annual Report


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