Students throughout all four years have the opportunity to practice complicated skills on SimMan, a highly sophisticated, life-sized computer-driven human mannequin. Students perform procedures on SimMan in conjunction with standardized patient interviews at the Clinical Education & Evaluation Lab.
The MASTRI Center opened in December 2006 and was created through collaborative efforts by the departments of Surgery, Anesthesiology, OB/GYN and the US Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C-STARS). The MASTRI Center is supported by the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and provides a safe learning environment which is available to the University of Maryland Medical System, the UMB School of Medicine in addition to providing services for industry and outside hospitals.
The MASTRI Center exists to support research and to provide a safe learning environment using high fidelity simulation, skills training and standardized patient activities to develop and enhance the learner’s knowledge, skills and confidence.