The UIC HSSC 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 Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute 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 HSSC
  • 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

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) UIC-HSSC has been awarded accreditation as a Level  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.

For information about the Surgical Skills Laboratories, please contact:

Leo Chen
Department of Surgery
Division of General, Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery
820 S. Wood Street, Rm 607, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone (312) 996-1208
Link to Surgical Skills Laboratories

For information about the Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute please contact:

Robert Kiser
Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute Associate Director
Department of Medical Education CME 986
808 S Wood Street, MC 591 Chicago, IL 60612
Phone (312) 996-6551

For information about the OB/GYN Women of Steel Simulation Lab please contact:

Shirley Scott, MS, RN-BC, C-EFM, APN
Perinatal Network Administrator
Department of OB/GYN Women of Steel Simulation Lab
820 S. Wood St. MC 808 Room W-210 Chicago, IL 60612
Phone 312-996-9633
Link to OB/GYN Women of Steel Simulation Lab