Center for Experiential Learning & Simulation (CELS)

UF Health Shands Experiential learning center

The Mission

The mission of the University of Florida Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (UFCELS) is to deliver experiential  training that develops and enhances health care students and professionals clinical expertise, competence and teamwork skills that facilitates high quality patient care, safety  and advances the field.

The Vision

The University of Florida Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation will improve health care in Florida, our nation and the world through excellence in health care simulation, integrating training, innovation and discovery.

Center for Experiential Learning & Simulation (CELS)

CELS is comprised of The UF Health Shands Experiential Learning Center (Fourth Floor) and the Anaclerio Learning and Assessment Center (Third Floor). CSSALT focuses on quality and safety in anesthesia practice as well as innovation and development of new training modalities.  Together, CELS occupies the third and fourth floors of the Harrell Medical Education Bldg.

Our Team

Meet all the people who make up the Center for Experiential Learning including staff for the Anaclerio Learning & Assessment Center and the Center for Safety, Simulation and Advanced Learning Technologies.


We are grateful for the generous supporters who help move our mission forward through philanthropy.

Affiliated Programs

Find out more about our simulation, health care and how the two intersect by reviewing our Affiliated Programs.

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