Michael Cole, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Assistant Director, Emergency Medicine Medical Student Clerkship
Director, Emergency Critical Care Elective
Co-Director, Clinical Reasoning (CCC) Course
Co-Director, Interdisciplinary Trauma Team Training

Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
1500 E Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5303


Administrative Contact

Sharnita Grant
[email protected]


Dr. Cole has extensive experience in medical education, clinical reasoning, medical simulation and emergency nontechnical skills, particularly involving cardiac resuscitation and other critically ill patients. At the University of Michigan, his roles include being the director of the Emergency Critical Care Elective, Co-Director of the clinical reasoning course, Assistant Clerkship Director for Emergency Medicine and Co-Director of interdisciplinary trauma team training. He has developed curricula rooted in education theory for these courses and has won departmental and institutional awards for his teaching ability and curricular endeavors. His research interests involve the integration of cognitive and behavioral science principles into nontechnical skills training using both traditional and virtual reality (VR) medical simulation, integrating clinical reasoning principles into medical simulation and discovering effective methods of assessment of nontechnical skills in a simulated medical environment.


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