The Undergraduate Medical Education program at the University of Calgary is pleased to be operating one of the foremost simulation programs in undergraduate medical education worldwide. The program, still in its infancy, is growing by leaps and bounds. We have two Harveys, which are cardio-pulmonary human simulators. Each Harvey is pre-programmed with 31 clinical presentations and findings, with real heart and lung sounds, pulses and blood pressures. The Harveys also has voice capability. Harvey was developed by the University of Miami and been in widespread use in medical centers since 1970. In 2007, we expanded the program to include a second Harvey simulator.
Both Harvey simulators are incorporated into the UME curriculum. Experiences may include:
In 2009, the program expanded to include two SimMan3G simulators. SimMan3G is a wireless manikin simulator, capable of a wide range of clinical presentations and issues.For details regarding SimMan3G, please refer to the following links:
In April 2010, the UME opened the doors to the SimSchemes Centre. With four multi-purpose rooms, the SimSchemes centre will allow wet (e.g. anatomy) simulation as well as dry (e.g. manikin and task trainer) simulation with audio and video capabilities.
The UME program also has over 50 task-trainer simulators for practicing specific physical exam and investigation skills, such as: