About the GCPC
Founded in 1987, the UIC Clinical Performance Center (CPC) was one of the first standardized patient centers in the world.
In 2007, a generous gift from Dr. Allan and Mary Graham enabled us to expand the CPC into an integrated simulation center that utilizes a wide variety of simulation modalities including standardized patients, procedural skills task trainers, high-fidelity mannequins, clinical findings simulators, virtual and enhanced reality simulators, and screen-based simulation.
GCPC facilities include two eight-room “clinics” for standardized patient encounters, two mannequin simulation suites, two procedural skills labs, and two classrooms, all equipped with AV recording and playback capability; as well as office and administrative spaces.
The GCPC mission is to help educators in the health professions improve clinical performance and patient safety by using clinical simulations for instruction, assessment, quality improvement and research.
As a member of the UIC Health Sciences Simulation Consortium, the GCPC was awarded accreditation as a Level I Comprehensive Educational Institute by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).The UIC-HSSC joins a select group of ACS accredited simulation centers worldwide, facilitating opportunities for research and collaboration in the development of innovative simulation-based educational programs.
- Over 2,000 unique learners come to the Graham CPC each year for over 30,000 learner-hours of educational activities.
- The GCPC is an innovator in simulation development and research.
- The GCPC provides training in the use of simulation to local, national and international audiences.
- Graham CPC staff members serve as workshop instructors, plenary speakers and special project faculty for health professions students and residents at UIC.
- The GCPC is a unit of the UIC Department of Medical Education, internationally recognized for expertise in Health Professions Education.
- The GCPC is a member of the UIC Health Sciences Simulation Consortium, and collaborates with the UIC Advanced Robotic Surgery Research and Training Laboratory and the Perinatal Simulation Laboratory.