UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation
The UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, established in early 2007, is a “state of the art” 6500 square foot simulation center offering medical teams at the UT Graduate School of Medicine and UT Medical Center opportunities to master medical skills using life-size human patient simulators, laparoscopic and endoscopic simulators, and other skills-building models. Medical simulation immerses the learners into an artificial but lifelike medical environment where skills can be learned and practiced with immediate feedback from peer and/or faculty observers or computerized performance metrics integrated into some simulators.
The UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation is the only facility in Tennessee and one of just 67 in the world to earn accreditation as a Level I Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute (AEI) from the American College of Surgeons (ACS). The Level I designation is the top accreditation available. The co-directors of the center believe the accreditation reflects the availability of advanced education and training through simulation in the Knoxville region.
At the UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, physicians and students attain not only improvement in individual skills but also learn and practice team skills that are essential for patient safety. This type of training improves critical thinking, decision making, and clinical techniques all without risk to a real patient.
The mission of the center is to add a new dimension to the training of physicians, residents, medical students, and clinical staff of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Medical Center as well as to improve the quality of care in our community by making state-of-the-art simulated training available to physicians and other healthcare providers across the region.