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Simulation is an essential component of continuing professional education for health care professionals. Simulated environments and experiences allow providers to practice new techniques and hone skills in a safe environment. Using various tools and modalities, learners are able to master basic manipulative skills, complex cognitive and interdisciplinary teamwork skills, and challenging technical procedures, without risk to patients.

The Center for Experiential Learning (CEL) simulation team is committed to working with healthcare professionals to design and implement learning experiences using our various tools and technologies, which include:

  • Standardized patients
  • Simple task trainers
  • High-fidelity patient mannequins
  • Procedural trainers
  • Virtual reality

CEL’s simulation team is committed to working with healthcare professionals to implement learning experiences using our various tools and technologies. From consultation to scenario design, our team is poised to bring ideas to reality.

Planning Your Simulation

  1. Utilize our Mannequin or Standardized Patient scenario design templates to begin sketching out your learning experience. 
  2. Schedule a meeting with a member of the CEL simulation team to refine your scenario and schedule your learning experience.
  3. Have fun!

Disaster Training

For information on Disaster Training, visit our Emergency Preparedness Coalition website.


For additional information, or assistance with planning and designing a simulation experience for your learners, please contact a member of the simulation team. From initial consultation and scenario design, to implementation, our team is here to help bring ideas to reality. We are located in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, room 2-7515.

Kimberly Buholtz
Director of Simulation, School of Medicine and Dentistry
American Heart Association Training Center Coordinator
(585) 273-1930

Sarah Braund
Laboratory Technician
(585) 275-3298

David James
Senior Simulation Technician
(585) 276-6529

Kelsey Sherman
Program Manager, Standardized Patient Education
(585) 275-8243

Tom Weber
Assistant Program Manager, Simulation
(585) 275-0421