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With the flexibility to simulate clinic rooms, inpatient facilities, disaster sites, and other health care settings, the interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS) is a resource for creating cutting edge teaching and assessment experiences. Housed in the Albert Sherman Center on the UMass Medical School Campus in Worcester, Mass., the two-floor, 24,000 square-foot iCELS facility offers:

  • 20 clinic exam rooms furnished with ambulatory care equipment and supplies
  • Four large simulation scenario rooms that can be set up in various ways to mimic clinical and/or emergency situations
  • Clinical skills lab with 11 beds/stations with an array of patient care equipment and supplies and three stations with wall mounted air/suction
  • Technical skills lab features separate wet and dry lab space to provide training modalities from wet tissue to virtual reality
  • Video capture and playback throughout the center
  • High-fidelity simulators
  • Task trainers
  • Clinical equipment
  • Virtual trainers

iCELS is supported by CAE LearningSpace, a comprehensive audiovisual and center management system. CAE LearningSpace integrates the captured audio, video and performance data in a web-based format. Instructors and students can view videos and data both onsite and remotely for immediate debriefing and ongoing feedback.

Hours of Operation

  • Regular business hours are 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
  • During regular business hours, iCELS is staffed by members of our team to support clinical training and the use of simulation technologies.
  • A designated staff/faculty member or approved individual from iCELS must be present during any activities scheduled outside of regular business hours.
  • Any use after 6:00 p.m. requires that users have university identification cards in order to access the site.

Staffing support can be arranged for outside normal business hours. Please contact us to learn more.