Teresita M. Sotomayor, PH.D. is a senior engineer and subject matter expert in the area of severe trauma simulation. She collaborates with the medical user community, government agencies, academia, and industry executives to identify gaps, goals, and objectives in support of medical training. Her expertise in user-centric design and technology effectiveness evaluations has been instrumental in the development of training solutions. She has facilitated the transition of technologies into the program of instruction at the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTCs), Department of Combat Medic Training, and to civilian and other government medical training centers. Dr. Sotomayor has over 28 years of experience in the modeling, simulation, and training domain as an engineer, researcher, and science and technology manager. She develops concepts, transition strategies, and solutions to support the medical training community. Dr. Sotomayor is the recipient of the 2009 & 2011 US Army M&S Award, the 2010 SBIR Achievement Award, the 2011 International Governors Award, and the ITEC 2011 Excellence Award. She was appointed as Graduate Faculty Scholar at the College of Graduate Studies at UCF in 2011.
In order to effectively train Soldiers to feel comfortable providing medical care to females, and to react without hesitation in life-threatening situations, trainees should be given the opportunity to train with realistic female anatomical models and be exposed to female… Read More
The field of medical simulation originated in ancient times, where simple models of human patients were portrayed in clay and stone to represent clinical features of disease progression and its effects on humans. Historical data from the Middle Ages documents… Read More