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Clinical Simulation Program

UW Health Clinical Simulation Program logoOne of the most challenging aspects of training health professionals is providing robust and realistic learning opportunities. This is especially true in high-stakes clinical environments where hands-on learning allows teams and individuals to improve skills, communication, teamwork and crisis management.


UW Health's new Clinical Simulation Program is at the forefront of simulation technology and education practices to meet this need.


The program provides educational and assessment opportunities for students, faculty, nurses and staff from UW Hospital and Clinics, UW Medical Foundation, and UW School of Medicine and Public Health, as well as departments across UW-Madison and health care professionals throughout the region.


In September 2011, the Clinical Simulation Program opened its new 6,500 square-foot facility, which features resources such as high-fidelity manikins, task and virtual reality trainers, and access to a virtual environment simulation cave.


Clinical simulation offerings include:

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  • Effective communication and teamwork
  • Advanced ACLS, ATLS and PALS trainings
  • Emergency codes
  • Anesthesia administration
  • Airway management and resuscitation
  • Pharmaceutical practices
  • Clinician assessment

Skills in:

  • Procedures
  • Surgery
  • Nursing
  • Anesthesia
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics

The Simulation Facility is located on the first floor of UW Hospital and Clinics.


Video: The Clinical Simulation Program Virtual Tour