Simulation is a teaching or training technique that is used to replace real patient experiences with intentional, interactive, real-enough virtual patient experiences. Clinical simulation is an effective teaching/training strategy used in medicine, nursing, and other health care professions. Simulation experiences provide opportunities for one to acquire knowledge, confidence, and critical thinking skills in a risk-free, experiential learning environment. We will provide brief synopses of current research on simulation and discuss possible applications to athletic training.

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Dr. Doherty-Restrepo is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Professional Athletic Training Education Program Director at Florida International University. Please address all correspondence to