Simulation and Interprofessional Education Center

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Simulation and Interprofessional Education Center

Students participate in training in a simulated OR.The Simulation and Interprofessional Education Center (SIEC) is an educational venue to support the UMMC educational and health care missions. We are here to serve the simulation-based educational needs of all UMMC trainees, faculty and clinical services.

We are a division of ISTARS within UMMC Academic Affairs, which provides administrative and personnel oversight.


  • Improve patient care and safety by providing an outcome-based, integrative learning vehicle where critical patient care skills are introduced and improved in a safe environment with trainees' educational needs in focus.
  • Provide manikin and simulation-based training, clinical anatomy and small-group sessions by creating dynamic and efficient integrated training packages.
  • Help identify and implement innovative and emerging educational initiatives in UMMC's health care provider curricula.
  • Offer interactive and hands-on critical skills workshops and continuing medical education (CME) forums for UMMC faculty and state physicians.
  • Offer interprofessional team training activities that include medical students, residents, nurses and other health care professionals.
  • Contribute to UMMC's community outreach efforts to raise health awareness and recruit new trainees from diverse backgrounds by providing tours of the facility.
  • Provide rapid response trainings to meet urgent health system needs related to patient and employee safety.


The Simulation and Interprofessional Education Center is located within the School of Medicine building at UMMC.

Vistors to UMMC's Campus should enter from Lakeland Drive via East University Drive. From East University Drive, take the 1st RIGHT onto North University Drive. Parking Lot D will be on the Left, in front of the School of Pharmacy and adjacent to the School of Medicine.

UMMC employees, or individuals that share a car with a UMMC employee, should enter the UMMC campus at the main intersection in front of University Hospital, and turn left onto West University Drive. Then, enter Garage A on the right.