BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.



The Center for Medical Simulation is a dedicated section of the Department of Emergency Medicine with the mission to improve clinical care, reduce medical errors, and promote team-building by simulating encounters with critically ill and injured patients. Our simulation faculty are leaders in the field. They, along with residents participating in the simulation elective, design and run cases for all the departments in the hospital!

We use state-of-the-art simulation equipment in training faculty, residents, students, and nurses. We also have trauma simulators on which we teach complicated procedures such as central venous catheterization, cricothyrotomy, pigtail thoracostomy, and pericardiocentesis.

Simulation Center

Simulation teaching has been comprehensively integrated into the EM residency curriculum with monthly scheduled sessions as part of the annual conference curriculum. Cases are diagnostically challenging and allow residents to practice at “one level” above their year of residency. Additionally, residents can receive one-on-one training with faculty and senior residents throughout the year, managing a variety of cases including critically ill patients and trauma victims.

Residents with a particular interest in this area may participate in a four week elective which includes using the simulation technology as well as participating in section-based research.

Sign Up for a Session

Current BMC residents can schedule one-on-one sessions in the simulation lab here.

Faculty Leadership

Ron Medzon, MD

Ron Medzon, MD
Associate Professor Medical Director, Clinical Training Center Director for Medical Simulation