The Learning and Assessment Center (LAC) utilizes standardized patients to provide an educational environment conducive to the teaching and evaluation of clinical skills.
The center provides technical and non-technical training in the center as well as in the clinical environment (in situ simulation), basic procedural training (task training), as well as immersive simulation that focuses on clinical excellence, critical decision making, communication and team performance in a psychologically safe environment.
We endeavor to foster communication and collaboration among the diverse UF Academic Health Center simulation entities and maximize effective use of all simulation resources.
The UF Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation is a world-class facility with expertise in educational theory; simulation-based training; human factors and communication; assessment and evaluation; and research. Our fellowship provides an emphasis on measurement and research, with the goal of developing leaders capable of advancing the field of simulation. At the end of the fellowship, fellows will have a portfolio reflecting training, assessment, and scholarship activities.
The simulation program is integrated with the Safety and Quality Program of UF Health. Our work is influenced by and we influence the patient safety work of the organization.
The Research within CELS if focused on using simulation to optimize the delivery of healthcare. Our work involves collaboration with healthcare educators, systems and industrial engineers, organizations psychologists, communication scientists, patient safety experts, and frontline clinicians. We welcome collaboration with junior and senior faculty interested in using simulation to extend their work and build important areas of research and scholarship.
Simulation Professional Societies, Journals, and other Resources
Learn about types of simulation training. Including Task, Immersive simulation, and In situ simulation.
CELS IN THE nEWS
- Interactive Medical Simulations in ERs, ICUs, help clinicians prepare for COVID-19 intubations
- Learning high stakes trauma care in a low risk environment
- An immersive experience – Paul the premature infant simulator creates realistic training for UF Health staff