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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


One Day for Iowa | The University of Iowa's 24-Hour Giving Day

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Every year, thousands of Hawkeyes come together to make an important—and meaningful—impact for Iowa. All gifts made in March will count toward the One Day for Iowa total. You can make a difference by donating now: 1day.uiowa.edu Be a Hawkeye that gives back on One Day for Iowa. Support students, faculty, research, health care, athletics, and more.

Curing Diabetes: The Human Trial Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The NNLM All of Us Program Center (NAPC) at the University of Iowa and the All of Us Research Program offer a free month-long film screening of the film The Human Trial, which focuses on patients with type 1 diabetes and the clinical journey to find a cure. On April 4, join us on YouTube for a thought-provoking virtual conversation with panelists, including filmmaker Lisa Hepner, on the research-patient paradigm and the importance of diverse participation in clinical research. This event is...

Pain Research Program Workshop - Kiley Christopher & Yaroslav Andrianov

Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 9:00am to 10:00am

Presented by Kiley Christopher Undergraduate student in Dr. Yuriy Usachev's lab Presented by Yaroslav Andrianov Visiting scholar in Dr. Yuriy Usachev's lab