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Build Your Own Healthcare Simulation Session

The interprofessional Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation (iCELS) at UMass Chan Medical School collaborates with departments and faculty, both from UMass Chan and from external organizations, to deliver an exceptional depth of resources and professional services grounded in the use of our facilities and services, to serve the needs of medical, nursing, and allied health clinician, educator, as well as researcher communities. 

The UMass Chan Medical School iCELS holds extensive experience in providing assessment, consultation, and support in running simulation sessions in and beyond our immediate geographical location. The service includes:

  • Customized curriculum and assessment development, including the creation of team-based Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses that promote patient safety, improved patient care and health care quality
  • Faculty development, technology training
  • Logistical development and implementation
  • Reporting and interpreting learning outcomes
  • Advancing scholarly efforts by collaborating with staff on related research.

Our simulation programs target a comprehensive range of learner needs and are customized to meet defined learning objectives, including:

  • Clinical reasoning and problem solving
  • Patient communication skills
  • Surgical, procedural and technical skills
  • Team training and crisis management
  • Diagnostic learner assessment and remediation

iCELS serves all learner groups, including students, residents, trainees, allied health professionals, practicing clinicians and first responders. Our programs feature interprofessional collaboration representing the spectrum of health profession degrees and certifications, including those in the roles of:


Department Chairs 
Chief Residents
Medical Doctors (MDs)
Medical School Learners/Medical Students 
Student Interest Groups
Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)
Physician Assistant (PA) Students
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Students
Advanced Practice Nursing (APN) Students
Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) Students
Registered Nurses (RNs) 
Nursing School Learners/Nursing Students
Pharmacy / PharmD Students
Physical Therapists (PTs)
Occupational Therapists (OTs)
Social Work Students


Faculty Members


Research Assistants


Our faculty provides expertise in a broad range of clinical areas - from primary care and palliative care to surgical and interventional specialties, and for treating patients of all ages, from neonatal care through geriatrics. Beyond traditional medical specialties, iCELS can also serve interprofessional learning by working with trainees in:

  • Flight Medicine
  • Respiratory and Occupational Therapy
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Pastoral Care
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Law Enforcement

iCELS has simulation for every learner and we look forward to collaborating with you on your next experiential learning program. Tour our facilities NOW.