One Team of Simulation Professionals, Three Locations

M Simulation builds upon expertise from SimPORTAL, the IERC, and the AHC Simulation Center. We offer world-class interprofessional and professional-specific education and training programs, and have the innovative equipment and technology to meet your simulation needs.

Simulation Makes Healthcare Safer and More Effective

Flexible Operations Plan

This Flexible Operations Plan is intended to fulfill the requirements for a departmental University of Minnesota Sunrise Plan. UMN stakeholders seeking to collaborate with us to implement simulation activities in the COVID-19 response should especially review the first 6 pages of this plan for guidance on criteria used to determine whether a simulation project will be classified as online, hybrid, or is eligible for on-site implementation. Our goal is to keep on-site projects to a minimum for safety. Detailed protocols for on-site simulation are offered in the second half of this plan which are not relevant for those with online projects. See further clinical training guidelines here.

Please contact Lou Clark, PhD, MFA, Executive Director of M Simulation at or Anne Woll, MS, Interim Education Director at with questions or for project planning needs.

In late spring 2020, we will make a collective move to the newly built Health Sciences Education Center (HSEC). As the hub for all the health sciences, HSEC’s spaces will promote interprofessional education and interaction as well as foster a culture that values student and faculty well-being.



    Developing clinical expertise

    Learners use simulation to develop clinical expertise by practicing skills, applying knowledge, and learning from their mistakes without risk to actual patients.


    Highlighting the patient perspective

    Standardized patients bring the patient perspective to simulation. These individuals from the local community introduce the complexity of human interaction, which allows learners to improve their ability to care for patients and create a better patient experience.


    Utilizing performance data

    Simulation provides a rich source of performance data for uniquely assessing learner competence, identifying curricular needs, and meeting accreditation standards.


    Reflecting on practice

    Learners maximize the power of simulation through debriefing, where they actively reflect on their performance and receive specific feedback to inform future practice.


    Building bridges between discliplines

    Interprofessional and team-based simulations build bridges between disciplines and help prepare professionals for collaborative practice.


    Developing clinical expertise

    The Centers develop simulations that provide safe opportunities to practice high-risk/low-incidence and common clinical encounters.



    Addressing emerging challenges

    Simulations are customized to meet specific educational needs and address emerging health care challenges.

Healthcare Simulation Online: COVID-19 Response in 2020 & Beyond!

Preparing the future healthcare workforce is critical as the world experiences the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about this series

Featured Webinar:
Navigating Leadership in COVID-19 Response: Working remotely in healthcare simulation teams


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We collaborate with faculty and providers across the health sciences to design, implement, and assess impactful teaching and assessment experiences.


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We have extensive experience matching effective simulation strategies with the educational needs of faculty and learners. We specialize in the integration of standardized patients, human patient simulators, and task trainers.


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We have expertise in all aspects of conducting simulations – from developing scenarios based on cutting-edge research, to utilizing simulated patients, to the science behind effective debriefing and evaluation.