Research and Scholarship

researchphotoThe CSL is actively involved in research and scholarship to improve health care delivery and clinical education through advances in simulation. Our goals in simulation-based research are to optimize the use of simulation in clinical training and to link educational activities to improvements in patient outcome. Research activities allow investigators to evaluate the impact of clinical innovations, and facilitate the development and implementation of best practices and new technologies in health care.

The simulated environment is used as an experimental model to study factors affecting clinical performance and health care education. Research using simulation as an investigative methodology leverages the standardization provided by simulation to answer a wide array of research questions that may otherwise be impractical to study in clinical settings. Ultimately the goal of simulation-based research is to improve patient safety and quality of care.