Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies

What is CREST?

The Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies (CREST) is an associated research brand of SimPORTAL, University of Minnesota Medical School. CREST is directed by Robert M. Sweet, MD, FACS, Associate Professor, Urologic Surgery, Director of Simulation Programs. The mission of CREST is to be a world leader in the research and development of novel curricula and simulation models to help drive the future of health-care professional education.
Our staff uses compressive medical information and state of the art technologies and physics-based algorithms to develop new and innovative surgical simulators. in collaboration with our industry partners and the vast resources of the University of Minnesota, CREST has the capability to deliver high-quality training and educational tools to the growing medical community.
Invitation and Opportunity
CREST invites industry leaders who recognize opportunities in the changing arena of surgical simulation and education to join the CREST partnership. Your gift would be greatly appreciated as we build and equip the Institute. Your contribution would significantly affect the next generation of physicians and all health-care practitioners.
If you are interested in making a donation to CREST, please click the 'Give Now' button on the side bar, or contact Dr. Robert Sweet. For more information, please visit our project pages and CREST Job News.

CREST Modeling Reel


See the process CREST takes to go from MRI images to realistic, interactive simulation models.

About Robert Sweet, MD, FACS

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