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Duke-NUS Sim Man

Contributed by Dr Mara McAdams

Name: Duke-NUS Sim Man (aliases: Mr Sim, Mrs Sim)

My Job: I live in the Clinical Performance Center and am ready 24/7 to help train the medical students in physical exam skills, clinical reasoning and procedural skills.

Strengths: I can withstand a million cardiac resuscitations; I am not embarrassed by intimate physical examination; I am willing to be a novice’s guinea pig for procedures.

Weaknesses: I cry tears; I moan when handled roughly; I sweat when students don’t know how to treat me; most nights I am lonely.