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Albert & Debbie Tano Medical Simulation Center

The Albert and Debbie Tano Simulation Center is a world-class multidisciplinary training and research facility.  The Simulation Center is part of the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.  Our mission is to develop transformative medical simulation curriculum for our students, beginning in the traditionally pre-clinical first and second years and continuing throughout all four years of medical school training.  We advance clinical skills training using a hands-on approach that emphasizes deliberate practice and mastery of competencies through simulation technology.  With a focus on producing translational research that demonstrates enhanced student performance, improves patient safety, promotes continuous quality improvement, and advances the proficient use of technology in medical training.  Additionally, we seek to enhance faculty development and continuing medical education by partnering with our community as well as our current and rapidly expanding affiliates.

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Location: AHC 2, 4th and 5th floors
Phone Number: 305-348-0298
Hours: Monday — Friday, 8:30am — 5pm

Our state-of-the-art Simulation Center features twenty Clinical Skills and assessment rooms including two high-fidelity, multi-purpose simulation suites.  It also houses two large procedural skills suites for demonstrations, simulation activities and didactic instruction.  All Clinical Skills and assessment rooms, including the two high-fidelity, multi-purpose simulation suites, are equipped with pan-tilt-zoom cameras, a paging system and recording capabilities.



  • SimMan 3G
  • Harvey
  • Noelle birthing simulator
  • TraumaMan
  • CentraLineMan (Internal jugular, subclavian)
  • FemoraLine
  • TraumaChild
  • Thoracentesis
  • Paracentesis

Task Trainers

  • Intravenous/Venipuncture Arms
  • Arterial Blood Gas
  • Pelvic (male and female)
  • Rectal
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Foley Catheter (male and female)
  • Breast
  • Eye
  • Ear