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Classroom (00147 HPR4)
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Virtual Training Room (00152 HPR4)
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Simulation Room (00170 HPR4)
BioSkills Lab South (00143 HPR4)
BioSkills Lab North (00143 HPR4)

Our Center

The Center for Procedural Skills and Simulation at the University of Iowa Healthcare system provides opportunity for students and clinical caregivers to learn both new skills and train on existing skills in a state-of-the-art simulation center. Here we create a rich environment for all levels of learner to experience real life scenarios in safe educational spaces.

Our center supports our school of medicine, the surgical resident program and all UIHC clinical providers, to support and promote interdisciplinary education. Our professors take a hands-on approach when overseeing our simulations, providing real time direction and education. 

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD


Welcome to the Center for Procedural Skills and Simulation at UI Healthcare! For nearly 10 years, we have provided high-quality, simulation-based education and training to learners at all levels. We hope you will join us as we strive to improve the care we provide to our patients while advancing the science of simulation.

John C. Keech, MD, FACS

Director of the Center for Procedural Skills and Simulation


Panel on Medical Scientist Training Program (NIH MSTP): Combined MD & PhD Training

Monday, June 27, 2022, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Interested in pursuing a combination MD and PhD degree?  Come hear the experts & ask your questions!  Please contact the FUTURE in Biomedicine Program at future-biomedicine@uiowa.edu for the Zoom link. Panel members: Linda Varvel, Administrative Director of the Medical Scientist Training Program & a panel of MSTP student representatives Sponsored by the FUTURE in Biomedicine Program

Molecular Physiology and Biophysics Seminar, Vivian Gonzalez-Perez, PhD

Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 9:30am to 10:30am

BK channels containing the auxiliary subunit LRRC26 (BKg1): from molecular regulation to epithelial physiology Presented by: Vivian Gonzalez-Perez, PhD Instructor of Anesthesiology Dept of Anesthesiology Washington University School of Medicine St Louis, MO

Topics in Human Genetics - 2022 Massive Open Online Course

Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The objective of the course is to provide persons familiar with genetics a broad overview of gene identification, molecular genetics, complex disease, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and the role of personalized genomic medicine in medical care in the 21st century.  Each session will include a 45-minute lecture and 15 minutes for discussion and questions.   ...