cpss classrom
Classroom (00147 HPR4)
cpss virtual sim
Virtual Training Room (00152 HPR4)
cpss sim lab
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


Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series

Friday, June 21, 2024, 12:00pm to 1:30pm

The Big Ten Neuroscience Seminar Series highlights trainees and junior faculty from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in neuroscience. We meet virtually once each month—featuring one Big Ten institution—for presentations and discussion/networking. Seminars are scheduled for afternoons on the third Friday of each month. Zoom link is provided by the host institution. If not added in the event listing, please email iowa-neuroscience-institute@uiowa.edu the week of the seminar to...

Career Transition as a T32 Postdoc at a Cancer Research and Treatment Center

Tuesday, June 25, 2024, 11:30am

Beth Osia, who earned her PhD in Integrated Biology in 2020 under the mentorship of Anna Malkova, will be giving a Career Development Series talk entitled, “Career Transition as a T32 Postdoc at a Cancer Research and Treatment Center,” on Tuesday, June 25 at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. If interested in attending, please email biology@uiowa.edu for the Zoom link. The Career Development Series talks are hosted by the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. See the attached file for additional details.

TriNetX Basic Training

Thursday, June 27, 2024, 9:00am to 10:00am

This training will provide an in-depth look at TriNetX and show you how to use the tool. We will go through building a study, searching for a specific population, and finally what information you can gather from the specific cohort. We will also discuss next steps on getting data extracted for research....