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Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute

The Marcia & Eugene Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute (SLI) at Beaumont, Royal Oak, is one of the most advanced medical simulation facilities in North America. This $4.5 million educational facility is designed to change the way health care professionals learn and train. With its state-of-the-art equipment and experienced staff, the Center further cements Beaumont's reputation as a leader in medical education and high-quality patient care.


The mission of the Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute at Beaumont Hospitals is to provide national leadership in the scientific application of modern simulation technologies to improve cognitive, communication and psychomotor skills for health care providers. By providing leadership in the scientific application of simulation technology in health care education, we hope to accomplish our goal of shifting the learning curve for surgical procedures and technologies out of the clinical operating room environment to improve safety and outcomes for the patients we serve.

Going beyond surgery

The Applebaum Simulation Learning Institutes's efforts reach beyond surgical skills training to involve a complete range of health care professions. Programs have been conducted for hospital departments of

  • anesthesiology
  • emergency and trauma
  • internal medicine
  • medical education
  • nursing
  • pediatrics
  • surgery
  • surgical technologists

Programs even reach out into the community to retrain workers for jobs in the medical field or encourage younger students to enter the field.

Unique to other training facilities, the Institute includes in its training programs the development of research-based objectives and metrics to measure educational effectiveness.

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