The Office of Interprofessional Simulation is a joint venture between UAB health schools and the UAB Health System. The primary role of the Office is to support and track Interprofessional and other UAB health system simulation experiences. Support services include facilitator development courses and simulation administrative, educational, and technical expertise.

If you are interested further information about simulation, please contact the Office of Interprofessional Simulation at

Message from Director button 3

Simulation News

UAB Nursing Simulation and Technology Mini-Conference March 3rd

This mini-conference will provide attendees with exposure to the latest information and best practices regarding development and implementation of a program of nursing and interprofessional simulation, evaluating students using simulation, providing support for high-quality distance accessible programs, strategies and curriculum requirements for nursing informatics education across the curriculum, and an example of gaming in undergraduate and graduate education. Conference faculty are nationally and internationally known for their work in distance education, nursing and interprofessional simulation, and nursing informatics.
Read more ...

Meet the Anesthesiology Simulation Program's New Associate Director

Please join us in extending a warm welcome to Erin Blanchard, B.S.N., R.N., C.P.A.N., the new associate director for the Perioperative-Anesthesia Critical Events Simulation (PACES) Program and Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA). Read the full post here.

MOCA Simulation Now Available

The UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine and the UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation (OIPS) is pleased to announce American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) endorsement of their simulation program. UAB has recently become one of only 43 ASA-endorsed centers in the United States and is the only site in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Louisiana. UAB will offer simulation courses for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology that count towards Part IV of the anesthesiologist’s recertification process. Read the full post in "The Scope -UAB Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine."

Artificial Patients, Real Learning

Watch this excellent video on medical simulation and the use of special effects to enhance learning during simulations.  This is a New York Times article and accompanying video, featuring Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital. Read the full article here.

Simulated Environments, Real Improvements

UAB simulation, Dr. Chad Epps (OIPS), and Michelle Brown (UAB SHP) are featured in an article in the October 2015 issue of Clincal Values, a lab journal. Read the article, "Simulated Environments, Real Improvements" here. 

Ever ready: Simulation accelerates learning, innovation across UAB's health enterprise

Read about OIPS and how simulation accelerates learning and innovation across the UAB enterprise in this aricle featured in The UAB Mix publication.