Our Mission

The Centers’ mission is to provide high-quality simulation for current and future healthcare professionals.  The Centers for Simulation Education allow UAMS to expand existing programs, launch new instructional techniques, and promote quality instruction with the goal of training competent and compassionate professionals.

Our Vision

To improve patient safety by promoting clinical competence. We will strive to promote clinical competence through enhancement of:

  • Skills that inspires the trust of patients. These skills include communication,
    physical examination, and procedural skills.
  • Clinical reasoning, including critical thinking, situational awareness, and
    clinical decisions.
  • Interprofessional collaboration, including values and ethics, roles and responsibilities,
    communication, and team-based practice.
  • Reflection on thinking and actions and application to practice.
  • Patient- and family-centered care, including establishing a partnership with patients and
    empowering them to make informed decisions.
  • Assessing competence of undergraduate healthcare learners.

Our Developmental Objectives

  • Establish and maintain state-of-the-art simulation education facilities and resources.
  • Maintain a highly skilled staff.
  • Establish and maintain outstanding, innovative, and empowered operations.
  • Promote faculty development.
  • Become a resource and leader for healthcare simulation education in the region.
  • Maintain a safe, controlled environment for learning.
  • Support the UAMS global health initiative.

Our Values

  • Active, reflective learning
  • Team work
  • Hospitality
  • Creativity
  • Serve as a resource for faculty
  • Serve as an advocate for students and patients

Who We Serve at UAMS

  • College of Health Professions
  • College of Medicine
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Public Health
  • Medical Center staff

Our Centers

  • Center for Clinical Skills Education A simulated outpatient setting for teaching and assessment of clinical skills, including communication and physical examination using standardized patients.
  • Simulation Center A simulated inpatient setting for teaching procedural skills and case-based clinical care using procedural skills trainers, computerized human simulators, and standardized participants.
  • Walker Student Clinical Education Center A simulated outpatient setting at the UAMS Northwest Campus for teaching and assessment of clinical skills, including communication, physical examination, and procedural skills using standardized patients and procedural skills trainers.