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.

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Simulation News

"Simulation Faculty Development - A Tiered Approach" Article Published in Simulation in Healthcare Journal

Simulation Faculty Development: A Tiered Approach.
Peterson DT, Watts PI, Epps CA, White ML.
Simul Healthc. 2017 Mar 18. doi: 10.1097/SIH.0000000000000225. [Epub ahead of print]
PMID: 28319492 

Since OIPS was founded, one of its core activities has been in the development and delivery of simulation facilitator development. It has also been a goal to develop as a leading organization in this field. The development of expertise in simulation has been crucial for our expanded simulation capacity. This, like all of our major efforts, has been a collaboration. Our facilitator development program contains OIPS sponsored courses and is under the leadership of Dawn Taylor Peterson, PhD.  Read more ...

OIPS hosts Mini Medical School simulations as part of the 2017 University of Alabama Medical Alumni Weekend

See all the photos from the 2017 Medical Alumni Weekend here.

Interprofessional Simulation's Impact Highlighted in the UAB School of Health Professions Annual Report

The partership between UAB School of Health Professions and the UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation and the impact of interprofessional simulation are highlighted in the UAB School of Health Profession's annual report. See the the full report here.

UAB Simulation Consortium Attains SSH Accreditation

After many months of rigorous work, process improvement, and documentation, the UAB Simulation Consortium has earned accreditation by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the international accrediting body for simulation organizations. The UAB Simulation Consortium sought and attained accreditation in all the following areas: core (required for all), teaching/education, systems integration, and research. Read more ...

High-tech simulators boost UAB emergency department CPR training

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital Emergency Department has acquired two high-tech simulators from the American Heart Association to enhance training for nurses and other emergency department staff on the fine points of proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Read the full article here.

Estrada named Associate Provost for Interprofessional Education and Director of CIPES

Carlos A. Estrada, M.D., M.S., will begin the role of Associate Provost for Interprofessional Education and Director of the Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation (CIPES) on January 2, 2017. Read the full article here.

OIPS Partners with Alabama Possible for Lifetime of Learning Conference

In 2014, the UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation (OIPS) began a partnership with Alabama Possible that has transformed interprofessional simulation on the UAB Campus. Alabama Possible is a state-wide advocacy agency whose mission is to remove barriers to prosperity in Alabama through education, collaboration, and advocacy. The agency is one of the first non-profit organizations in Alabama to lead and promote poverty simulations as a tool of awareness and education. Read more ...