Established in 1987, the Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute (SAIL) was one of the first standardized patient-based clinical performance assessment centers in  the world. For 29 years, we have  facilitated technology-based and human-based simulation experiences for thousands of healthcare students and professionals. With patient safety as one of our driving motivators, we work to design simulation for the development of comprehensive healthcare professionals. Aligning with the UI College of Medicine’s mission to uplift the health of our community, our vision is to develop patient-partnered simulation strategies for the entire healthcare community of practice, including patients, families, and more.

HBS (Standardized Patients)

What is HBS Using the Center
  • Project information- “how to”
  • Project summary/request
  • Resources
  • Current Projects
  • For Faculty
  • Maps
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What is TBS Using the Center
  • Project information- “how to”
  • Project summary/request
  • Resources
  • Current Projects
  • For Faculty
  • Maps
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Professional Development

  • SPCP
  • TBS Cert.
  • Conflict resolution
  • Debriefing
  • Scenario development
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For Learners

  • What to expect when you come to SAIL-
  • Medical students
    • Skills info
  • GME
    • skills info
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  • Description of each role
  • how to apply
  • classes- “how to an SP” 
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About/outside clients

  • renting the center
    Meet the staff
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BS – Beyond Simulation – A Brand New Podcast

UIC’s Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute is excited to introduce a brand-new podcast to the world.

BS – Beyond Simulation, like “Behind the Music,” explores the lives & stories of the people who make simulation happen. Listen to the first 3 episodes now at Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!

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Click the link and have a look at what SAIL has been up to!!

Check our archive as we keep Sailing into the Future!

Congratulations to C.A.P.E. Award recipient Robert Kiser

SAIL’s Associate Director, Bob Kiser, is a recipient of the 2020 Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award. This prestigious award is given to academic professional staff members, selected from nominees across the entire university, in recognition of excellence and important contributions to the University of Illinois at Chicago. Read more here.

The UIC Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute has Global Impact.

The Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute impacts simulation-based education around the world through our professional development programs for simulation educators, fellowships, research, and presentations.  In addition to the programs offered at the SAIL in Chicago, SAIL faculty and […]

SAIL Simulation Webinars

Archive of Webinars Available Now


UPDATED Release from AHA (5/20/20):

We are now offering AHA HeartCode Blended course options. Please click here for more information.