• Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center

  • ASTEC Interactive Tours now available!
  • Now Accepting Volunteer Applications!

    ASTEC is looking for student volunteers with interests in medicine, education, research, and/or engineering who will be an asset to our team and will grow professionally from this experience. Volunteers who demonstrate professionalism, reliability, and good communication will be invited to continue as an ASTEC volunteer and will receive additional training for our education and research initiatives. Eligible applicants include currently enrolled University of Arizona students who exhibit professionalism, reliability, and good communication. Any University of Arizona student is welcome to apply, even if their degree program is not part of the University of Arizona Health Sciences.
  • Happy Doctors' Day to ASTEC's Founder

    Learn more about ASTEC's founder and Regents' Professor, Dr. Allan Hamilton.

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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 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

ASTEC Interactive Tours
Sep 9 2019

ASTEC Interactive Tours now available!


Now Accepting Volunteer Applications!
Aug 29 2019

ASTEC is looking for student volunteers with interests in medicine, education, research, and/or engineering who will be an asset to our team and will grow professionally from this experience. Volunteers who demonstrate professionalism, reliability, and good communication will be invited to continue as an ASTEC volunteer and will receive additional training for our education and research initiatives. Eligible applicants include currently enrolled University of Arizona students who exhibit professionalism, reliability, and good communication.


Happy Doctors' Day to ASTEC's Founder
Mar 28 2019

Learn more about ASTEC's founder and Regents' Professor, Dr. Allan Hamilton.