To Lead Interdisciplinary Medical Education and Research in Arizona.


To be the leader in providing interdisciplinary medical education and research through the use of multimodal simulation; thus improving the quality of care delivery to the residents of the State of Arizona and beyond.


The Center for Simulation and Innovation is an educational facility dedicated, in every sense, to be a resource for all of Arizona — fulfilling a mission to continually improve health care through education, research and clinical care. This is accomplished by offering our students truly experiential, innovative and immersive simulation education.

Students at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Northern Arizona University physician assistant program are immersed into a truly multimodel simulation experience.

The Center combines state-of-the-art simulation experiences with immersive clinical skills experiences in our standardized patient encounters, allowing students to develop and improve their diagnostic and clinical skills and patient care abilities, all with the supervision, guidance and feedback of outstanding faculty and experienced medical professionals. See our Frequently Asked Questions section about the Simulation Center.