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From the Ground Up: Simulation Center Building Blocks

The purpose of this course is to provide the opportunity for participants to gain knowledge and skill in planning, designing, building and maintaining a simulation center. This course does not include scenario or curriculum building.

Intended audience

The course is designed for those involved in the planning, designing and building of a simulation center.

Course learning objectives

At the end of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Prepare a simulation business and financial plan
  • Understand how to obtain institutional buy-in for building a simulation center
  • Discuss ongoing financial considerations for maintaining a simulation center
  • Determine resources necessary for planning and designing a simulation center
  • Identify what to take into account when deciding on an audiovisual system
  • Determine an equipment review and approval process
  • Recognize processes and infrastructure to support the simulation center and ongoing simulation education
  • Discuss staffing models for simulation education


Include the following information:

  • Name, position and title
  • Contact information (institution, address, telephone and fax numbers, and email address)
  • At what stage in the process of building a simulation center is your institution?
  • Your 100- to 200-word biography
  • The three most important questions you have about planning, designing and building a simulation center

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For more information, please contact:

  • Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center
    • Attn: Linda A. Downie
      Stabile Building, First Floor
      200 First St. SW
      Rochester, MN 55905
    • Email:
  • July 10, 2014
  • ART319211