Health Sciences Simulation Consortium

The UIC Health Sciences Simulation Consortium

The UIC Health Science Simulation Consortium provides simulation-based instruction and assessment programs to the health professions at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

UIC learners typically attend a variety of programs at the different Centers, depending on curriculum content and their physical location. In particular,

  • The Graham CPC provides a broad variety of simulation activities utilizing standardized patients, task trainers and mannequins, and provides on-site simulations for learners when based at the UIC Medical Center;
  • The Surgical Laboratories provide learners with specialized simulation activities in surgical skills, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery;
  • The OBG simulation area provides learners with specialized task-trainer and mannequin-based simulation activities for gynecological surgery and obstetrical skills;


The UIC Health Science Simulation Consortium

  • Shares resources and expertise
  • Collaborates on curriculum development
  • Develops common processes and forms
  • Conducts joint professional development activities
  • Provides a rich, diverse, coordinated and systematic simulation-based curriculum to our shared population of learners

For information about the Surgical Skills Laboratories, please contact:

Daniela Nita

Department of Surgery
Division of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
840 S. Wood Street, Suite 435E Chicago, IL 60612
Phone (312) 355-2494

For information about the Dr Allan L and Mary L Graham Clinical Performance Center please contact:

Kevin Heckman

Graham Clinical Performance Center Manager
Department of Medical Education Room 586
808 S Wood Street, MC 591 Chicago, IL 60612
Phone (312) 413-2022

For information about the Perinatal Simulation Lab please contact:

Shirley Scott, MS, RNC, APN

Perinatal Outreach Educator
Department of OBG
820 S. Wood St. MC 808 Room W-210 Chicago, IL 60612
Phone 312-996-9633