• Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center

  • Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center

  • Arizona Simulation Technology & Education Center

  • ASTEC is adding more hands-on simulation in spring 2022!

    ASTEC is adding more hands-on simulation activities! These sessions are open to any Health Sciences student!
  • Sign-Up for These Simulations Today!

  • Interactive Tours of ASTEC


Message from the Director


A Special Message Regarding COVID-19

During this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, ASTEC is committed to providing technology, methodologies, and resources to meet the learning and training needs of our community. We are compiling a multitude of online tools, materials, and interactive technologies to fill the educational gap for our healthcare profession students while they must temporarily step away from the bedside. It is our duty to provide, wherever possible, the strategies and the methods to support our healthcare providers and to ensure that we continue to provide excellent preparation for those who will be tomorrow’s providers. We want you to know that we are all in this together and ASTEC has been mobilized to provide whatever is needed to help us through this crisis.  

Please visit our COVID-19 Resource Center and click here to learn more about our Return to Operations.    

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


New (Free!) IPE Sessions for Fall 2022- Open to ALL Health Sciences Students

There was such a positive response to our first simulation series in fall 2021, we are continuing the program this fall!  We've kept the most popular sessions and added new ones based on your feedback!  Join us for these exciting simulation opportunities- they're open to Health Sciences students!  Multiple dates/times are available every month, so check out the schedule and sign up to experience ASTEC, grow your interprofessional abilities, and learn applicable healthcare skills!

26 in-person, hands-on sessions will be offered during the spring 2022 semester.  See below for detailed information about each event, including the simulation equipment you will get to use!  There is only room for 5-8 students per group, so act fast before your spot disappears!



Individual registration is required.  ASTEC is seeking interprofessional learning groups of Health Sciences students for these activities, so no more than 7 students from any one college will be permitted per session.  These simulation activities are designed for Health Sciences students that have already completed coursework within their selected college, or who have a background in healthcare.  Undergraduate students who have not yet completed Health Sciences coursework are encouraged to sign up for one of ASTEC's interactive tours instead.  Please contact Christina Partica at cpartica@arizona.edu with any questions.    


NEW! Heartless

Would you know what to do if you came across one of the thousands of people living life without a pulse? Learn how to recognize and manage the nuances of a patient with a living with a Left Ventricular Assist device.  

Friday, September 23, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday, October 10, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tuesday, November 22, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Thursday, December 15, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


NEW! Shots Fired!

Healthcare workers are at high risk for violence in the workplace. This activity will teach learners to stay safe when everything goes wrong.

Tuesday, October 4, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


NEW! Intentional Equity and Inclusion

Learn about exploring bias, de-escalation techniques, and asking sensitive questions while performing a thorough patient assessment on an advanced human patient simulator.

Wednesday, November 16, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


NEW! Lego Land, Lego Band 

Join ASTEC’s executive director, Regents Professor Dr. Allan Hamilton, for this creative exploration of the foundational, interprofessional kills needed to be successful in healthcare.

Thursday, October 6, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


NEW! Hamilton Tile Game

Join ASTEC’s executive director, Regents Professor Dr. Allan Hamilton, as you and your team assess strengths and weaknesses while by working together to escape a jungle full a swamp of toxic tiles.

Thursday, October 20, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


NEW! Do you smell something?

Join ASTEC’s executive director, Regents Professor Dr. Allan Hamilton, as you and team your stretch your abilities to improvise during this mystery simulation exercise!

Thursday, December 8, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM


Code Blue: Emergency 101

Explore role expectations and stigmas associated with different healthcare professions and practice effective communications during an emergency while simulating a code blue emergency on a human patient simulator.

Wednesday, September 28, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Heart, Mind, & Soul

Utilize our virtual anatomy table to explore interdisciplinary care for the whole person, recognize interprofessional applications for whole-person care and how to leverage visual technologies to conduct patient care planning and education.

Tuesday, October 25, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Suicide Crisis Response

Depression and feelings of helplessness are on the rise. Learn how to treat the whole patient when they come to the emergency department experiencing these symptoms.

December 13, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM


Simulation Relay

Gain experience with human patient simulators, task trainers, and healthcare equipment you may not encounter in your day-to-day education as your interprofessional team tries to beat the clock.

Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 14, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM



Join Dr. Hamilton for a Virtual Look at the New ASTEC Lab

Special thanks to the UA Foundation Marketing and Communications team for their excellent work on this virtual walkthrough and interview! 



News & Projects

More HANDS-ON Simulation!
Sep 12 2022

ASTEC is adding more hands-on simulation activities! These sessions are open to any Health Sciences student!