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A group of students train on a manikin.

MISTIC serves as a training ground for students, residents, fellows and practicing surgeons of all specialties, as well as perioperative staff. Training is interdisciplinary across specialties and levels of education: teams often train together when preparing for innovative procedures. They also partner with engineers and investigators of all disciplines. These resources are also available to industry clients and partners.

Progressively, MISTIC is incorporating the latest in synthetic models with life-like tissues and manikins that simulate tool tissue interaction and in some cases physiologic signs and symptoms.

MISTIC offers several different training programs to industry professionals and the community. There are specific programs designed to provide various groups the opportunity to gain additional insight about medical and surgical world. MISTIC is also used for community outreach, partnering with local schools to give students tours of the facility and introducing them to diversity and inclusion in our local health care community.

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MISTIC research initiatives are robust, working in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins School of Education and Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare to be at the forefront of these cutting-edge procedures and technologies. Areas of research interest include surgical and clinical education, simulation education, surgical innovation research and translational research.

We have a thriving research mentorship program and benefit from the Johns Hopkins University’s research training initiatives to access additional research support. Our research program also encompasses usability testing, human factors projects, product engineering and technology development.


A physician using a DaVinci Xi surgical robot.

MISTIC offers a variety of cutting-edge technology that allows students, physicians and surgeons to learn and practice procedures in real-life scenarios.

Included in MISTIC’s simulation rooms are state-of-the-art robotic surgery systems. These robots allow physicians to simulate advanced procedures and learn how to perform them under real life conditions. This simulation facility at The Johns Hopkins Hospital is unique as this training is offered at few hospitals around the country.

Additionally, MISTIC features manikins that simulate real-life functions and include a monitor to identify blood pressure, heart rate and other important fluid levels in the body. 

MISTIC resources can be engaged by outside groups who are either looking to teach or train individuals with clinical goals. Its facilities, resources and expertise can be made available to help organizations and/or individuals meet their innovation or business needs, where access to a clinical (surgical) simulation center would help advance the goals of our clients. 


MISTIC presents opportunities for individuals and organizations to contribute to its ongoing mission. As a non-clinical entity within a clinical academic organization, MISTIC depends on the generosity of its donors to help meet its mission and goals.

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