The Center for Simulation and Innovation at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix is a state-of-the-art, clinical simulation training facility.

Through innovation and collaboration, we support the educational and clinical needs of our students in a multidisciplinary, interprofessional environment. At the University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Phoenix our medical students begin their simulation based training (SBT) in the first month of their undergraduate medical education. Our team of clinicians, scientists, assessment/education specialists and simulation enthusiasts work closely together to develop and implement a longitudinal, experiential four-year curriculum.

In the Center for Simulation and Innovation, our students learn from, and train with, a team of educators who are proficient in the theory and use of simulation in medical education. Through deliberate practice, educational sessions, and facilitated debriefing, our students are provided with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become the next generation of physician leaders and healers.

We want to prepare our students to be the best physicians and surgeons they can be so that patients and communities will continue to benefit from our shared passions and visions.

As part of the Arizona Nights Colors of the Desert, please join us on Saturday, November 9, between 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., to see our amenities and meet the thought leaders who make our incredible program possible.


  • Health Sciences Education Building (HSEB), Room B413: Management and treatment of an intubated and sedated neurocritical care patient with an external ventricular drain, central venous access, arterial waveform monitoring, nasogastric tube and indwelling urinary catheter. More about this simulation (PDF).
  • HSEB, Room B427: Caring for a critically ill mother giving birth to a preterm baby who requires respiratory support and resuscitative efforts.
  • HSEB, Room C407: Virtual reality trainers EyeSi and EyeSim.
  • HSEB, Room C408: Endovascular simulation-based training with Mentice.
  • HSEB, Room C417: Explore point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and the various trainers and systems we use to teach health care providers. This station will have live models, procedural task trainers, ultrasound machines and state of the art independent learning modules.