Simulation Center


SRM/STRATUS Centre for Medical Simulation is a highly advanced educational centre that utilizes the latest innovation in the field of medical education called Medical Simulation, incorporating state-of-the-art computer-controlled patient simulation systems.

The SRM/STRATUS Centre for Medical Simulation is in collaboration with the Neil and Elise Wallace STRATUS Centre for Medical Simulation at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, a Harvard teaching institution that provides important life-saving courses.

It is the largest simulation centre in Southeast Asia, with an area of 14,000 sq ft, and was inaugurated on January 3, 2011, by the Union Minister for Human Resources, Smt. Shreemathi Purendareshwari.


Simulation means imitating a situation or process that occurs in real life. If the accuracy of the simulation is close to the real-life counterparts using computer controls, it is called high-fidelity simulation, which we offer at the SRM/STRATUS Centre for Medical Simulation.

High-fidelity manikins simulate almost any scenario virtually and facilitate active learning. As it involves the practical application of knowledge and hands-on training skills, it has been proven to improve dexterity and knowledge.

Patient safety is the primary concern in healthcare organizations. Needless to say, such training becomes an invaluable asset to the health care provider.

"Tell me, and I will forget.
Show me, and I may remember.
Involve me, and I will understand."



The American Heart Association (AHA)-accredited Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Advanced Hazmat Life Support (AHLS) are much sought-after programs at the SRM/STRATUS Centre for Medical Simulation.

These courses are currently being taken by undergraduate and postgraduate students of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy Occupational therapy, Industrial Health Fellows, Bio-medical Engineering and other Allied Health- care courses.

The simulation–based training for doctors, CRRIs, Emergency Medical Services personnel, Dentists, Staff Nurses, Physiotherapists and other professionals gives them a wonderful opportunity to improve their skills by experiencing reality-based patient care presentations in a range of simulated environments.

Thus, the Simulation Centre provides opportunities for clinicians from all disciplines and at every level of training to learn, practice and become more skilled and expert at the management of patients in different clinical scenarios.


It has been estimated that 80% to 90% of deaths occur in the community and not in hospitals. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that bystanders start resuscitation in a cardiac arrest even before an ambulance arrives to achieve the best outcome rate of 15%.

Hence, giving BLS training to non-medical people, including Fire Brigade, police, ambulance personnel, drivers and housewives, contributes to maintaining an unbroken chain of survival in the event of a cardiac arrest in the community.

In line with the recommendations of the ISCCM (Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine) and the AHA (American Heart Association), our management has taken the first-ever step of its kind in India for pre-hospital emergency care providers when our esteemed Chancellor announced that 500 fire service people in Tamil Nadu (who are usually the first responders in an accident or disaster) would be provided a one-day BLS course and hands-on skills training in rescue airway management.

Following up on this SRM initiative, 109 fire personnel, including officer categories, have been trained in BLS and rescue airways, thus vindicating SRM's moral contribution to the community around the university.