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MITIE Function & Purpose

MITIESM is unique, in that all of its essential research and training spaces are housed under one roof. This enables the logical, progressive development of collaborative research and training efforts.

The learning process begins with the development of new technology or procedural techniques by scientists and physicians working in the research core of MITIE. These advances can then evolve through the use of a simulated patient care environment. Once the efficacy of a technology or procedure is proven, it can be disseminated to practicing physicians in the MITIE training area and MedPresence room.

To introduce these skills to the entire medical team, MITIE develops the metrics required to define procedural competence, then conducts team-based and individual training in the virtual hospital. These final steps in the process facilitate the approval of credentialing bodies and the safe integration of the procedure or technology into clinical practice.


  • Practicing physicians can access all components under one roof
  • Remote telementoring uses audiovisual conferencing via wearable technology
  • Image guidance enhances procedural accuracy
  • Robotics improve the efficacy and outcomes of minimally invasive procedures


  • Train physicians in procedural skills across multiple specialties
  • Conduct research on the metrics of skills acquisition
  • Enhance patient safety using high fidelity simulation training


  • Develop novel technologies to enable less invasive medical care
  • Demonstrate cutting-edge techniques via live audio and video conferencing within all Methodist procedure areas

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