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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. 

John C. Keech MD, FACS


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


Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals

Friday, December 2, 2022, 9:00am to 11:00am

The Research Development Office, CLAS Grant Support Office, and College of Engineering are hosting a 3-part virtual NSF CAREER Award grant writing seminar, Planning and Writing Successful NSF CAREER Proposals that will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Jan. 6 at 9 a.m.–11 a.m. and Friday, Jan. 13 at 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (8 total hours). The seminar is presented by Dr. Peg AtKisson (AtKisson Training Group)....

Interactive Data Visualization with Plotly in R workshop

Friday, December 2, 2022, 11:30am to 12:50pm

1. Overview...

INI Seminar: Rui Cheng, PhD

Friday, December 2, 2022, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

“A multidimensional coding architecture of the vagal interoceptive system.” Rui Chang, PhD, Assistant Professor in Neuroscience; Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and of Cellular and Molecular Physiology https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/rui_chang/