Welcome to the UTMB Interprofessional Simulation Center

Mission: Improving health outcomes through innovative simulation-based education.

Vision: To be a global leader in simulation-based education enhancing patient outcomes and transforming the future of healthcare delivery.

The UTMB Interprofessional Simulation Center housed within the Health Education Center is a state-of-the-art training facility consisting of 80,500 square feet for students, faculty, healthcare professional, and researchers dedicated to skill acquisition, patient safety, and interprofessional collaboration. The UTMB Interprofessional Simulation Center includes:

  • 4 Large Skills Labs Offering a total of 30 Physical Examination Spaces
  • 17 Inpatient Hospital Rooms including, a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) and an Obstetrics Suite
  • 16 Standardized Patient Exam Rooms
  • 10 Critical Care Patient Care Rooms
  • 2 Operating Rooms
  • A Model Living Suite
  • A Virtual Reality Lab
  • An Ambulance Bay

The UTMB Interprofessional Simulation Center incorporates several types of simulation-based methodologies:

Non-human, Patient Simulators: high fidelity manikins that can be programmed to reflect a wide range of human physiological states including talking, crying, hemorrhaging, and even giving birth. The patient simulators are capable of producing heart, lung, bowel sounds, intercranial pressure, blood pressure, pulse oximeter, etc. and are used to practice bag-mask ventilation, intubation, chest tube placement, cricothyrotomy, intravenous therapy, defibrillation, etc.

Human, Standardized Patients: these are individuals trained to portray human medical conditions in a realistic and consistent manner.

Task Trainers: these are life-like, specialized simulators or body segment models designed to help learners practice specific medical procedures such as IV placement, injections, intubation, central-line placements, CPR, etc.

Virtual Reality: including 6 3D virtual anatomy dissection tables and Meta technology for virtual patient encounters.

Video Assessment: an advanced recording and streaming system for real-time expert feedback and learner self-critique.