UB RISE is a cutting-edge facility located on the sixth and seventh floors of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building. It is one of the largest full-service, non-commercial medical simulation centers with this breadth of training opportunities in the country.

The center provides health care professionals with an unprecedented opportunity to train, develop new and existing skills and test new medical devices that will transform the face of medicine in the 21st century.

Our 18,000 square-foot facility houses adult, pediatric and infant patient simulators equipped with software and sophisticated electrical and mechanical features that realistically replicate human physiology and response to treatment. These simulators can be intubated, ventilated, anesthetized, catheterized and medicated intravenously. They can have heart attacks or present for childbirth with a range of fetal head positions and heart rates.

Virtual reality surgical simulators allow medical students and residents to hone their surgical skills prior to participating in the operating room and enable them to practice complicated procedures on demand.

Using a range of state-of-the-art simulators and models coupled with real medical tools and surgical equipment, our students, faculty and staff can perform medical procedures and learn to anticipate scenarios until they become experts at them — enabling us to make great strides in education and patient safety.

UB RISE is centrally located within the Jacobs School building and is widely used for medical student, resident and fellowship training programs; nurses; and the entire professional staff.

From creating standards for medical education to teaching staff how to handle a natural disaster, these realistic, intensive and risk-free training opportunities are strengthening the quality of our work and saving lives.


We strive to lead the education of tomorrow’s leaders in health care and biomedical sciences through innovation and research using medical simulation technology, animate and inanimate explorations and standardized patient interactions — all with the goal of advancing the health and wellness of the people of New York and the world.