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

Simulation News

Summer program builds ‘culture of health’

This summer there are 73 college students participating in the University of Alabama at Birmingham Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP). Read the full story here.

UAB Simulation Consortium hosting SSH and INACSL Regional Workshop

The UAB Simulation Corsortium is hosting a Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) Regional Workshop on September 23, 2017 at the Bradley Lecture Center. For more details and registration information please click here.

UAB Medicine Quality and Patient Safety Annual Report 2016

View UAB Medicine's Quality and Patient Safety Annual Report for 2016 here.

"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 ...