The UAB Office of Interprofessional Simulation for Innovative Clinical Practice provides simulation-based experiences for students and health professionals to enhance patient safety and quality. We are committed to documenting through research the effectiveness of simulation as an educational method that ultimately enhances patient/client outcomes.
To be an international leader in interprofessional education by utilizing innovative simulation-based methods and investigating the impact on educational and patient outcomes.
*Creativity and Innovation are essential in developing new ways to use simulation effectively.
*Experiential and active learning are essential to achieve skill acquisition and high level critical thinking/problem solving skills.
*Interprofessional educational experiences are essential for students and healthcare professionals to achieve core competencies in ethics, teamwork, communication and roles/responsibilities.
*Effective interprofessional experiences occur through true-to-life simulated encounters that encourage collaboration and patient-centered care.