CAMES is a world class simulation center with dedicated state-of the art facilities equipped with virtual reality simulators, mannequin-based simulators, and wet-laboratories with provision for live animal and cadaver training. CAMES offers more than 50 evidenced-based training programs following the mastery learning approach and is a leading center for technical simulation research with more than 60 publications annually.
It is the mission of Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES) to stand for education, research and development with the ultimate goal of promoting the quality and safety of patient care.
CAMES Rigshospitalet was founded in 2004. It is a research, development and service provider for pre-graduate and postgraduate health education at the University of Copenhagen, and the postgraduate medical training at the Capital Region of Denmark. CAMES offers many courses including basic procedural skills, resuscitation skills, and patient encounter skills trained using simulated patients.
Over the years, the repertoire of clinical skills was widened to include a variety of physical examination skills, ultrasound skills, and resuscitation at various levels, inter-professional skills, and patient communication skills. All courses are tailored to students’ academic years. The strong focus on technical (mainly surgical) skills distinguishes the centre from most simulation centres. Our Simulation Centre has a simple, yet crucial vision: “All doctors should practice before performing procedures on patients”.