ASTEC is among the most multidisciplinary medical simulation centers in the nation, providing medical simulation training throughout all of the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center. In an effort to provide more immersive interprofessional training opportunities, 30% of these teaching activities are now provided for multidisciplinary teams while on shift (in situ) within the departments of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, and Labor and Delivery. We also provide simulation training to medical flight crews, fire departments, military and federal rescue personnel, community outreach workers, and students in precollege programs. Through innovations in mobile and interprofessional simulation education, we continue to exercise every strategy possible to avoid turning away anyone in the Arizona health care community.
Hands-on training encompasses a full range of low to high fidelity simulation equipment that provide extensive real-time exposure to the anatomy and physiology of the human body, as well as manifestations of diseases, disorders and dysfunction.