• Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center

  • Robots, Bones, and Silicone- Women in simulation are SIMply amazing.

    #WomenInMedicine, #WomenInScience, #WomenInTech, #WomenInSTEM- Women in medical simulation do it all. The Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center (ASTEC) is a learning lab with an extensive team of female educators and researchers.
  • Dr. Allan Hamilton named Regents' Professor

    The Arizona Board of Regents has appointed five UA professors as Regents' Professors, the highest level of recognition bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system.
  • UA and Mayo Team Up to Improve Heart Care Treatment

    To advance and improve patient care and alleviate the challenges of training new cardiology-specialized physicians to master cardiac procedures, the University of Arizona Health Sciences and the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix share simulated training.

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Message from the Director

ASTEC is a multidisciplinary simulation center that provides a high-tech, realistically simulated environment for new students and seasoned professionals to learn, practice, and assess their knowledge.  Our mission is to to ensure that healthcare is free of preventable errors by using simulation learning modalities, interprofessional team training, and innovative research collaborations.  Our vision is to be a world class leader in improving healthcare education by validating simulation methodologies, developing new technologies, implementing innovative curriculum for interprofessional learning, and launching new collaborations in the healthcare industry to improve patient outcomes.    

Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS

Executive Director, ASTEC

Regents’ Professor of Surgery
Clinical Professor, Radiation Oncology
Professor, Surgery
Professor, Psychology
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

News & Projects

Robots, Bones, and Silicone- Women in Medical Simulation are SIMply Amazing
Mar 8 2019

#WomenInMedicine, #WomenInScience, #WomenInTech, #WomenInSTEM- Women in medical simulation do it all. The Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center (ASTEC) is a learning lab with an extensive team of female educators and researchers.


Five UA Faculty Members Named Regents' Professors
Apr 16 2018

The Arizona Board of Regents has appointed five UA professors as Regents' Professors, the highest level of recognition bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system.


UA and Mayo Team Up to Improve Heart Care Treatment
Mar 21 2017

To advance and improve patient care and alleviate the challenges of training new cardiology-specialized physicians to master cardiac procedures, the University of Arizona Health Sciences and the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix share simulated training.