The Behling Human Simulation Center fosters highly collaborative, interprofessional health sciences education between the students and faculty of the UB Academic Health Center schools in the application and use of simulation technologies for the improvement of health care education.

The simulation center is committed to developing a model interprofessional education curriculum through a variety of simulation methodologies for education, evaluation and research that encompass all the AHC schools.

Our primary activity is for interprofessional education that involves students from at least two of the AHC schools participating in educational experiences designed to improve interprofessional performance, reduce medical errors and promote competent and excellent patient care management.

We also support continued practice of skills and competencies by students from individual professions or departments.

Simulation experiences are facilitated by trained experts employed in the simulation center allowing health science faculty to participate as content experts and send learners with confidence for patient care management experiences.

We are committed to preparing and supporting AHC faculty in the application of simulation methodologies (including but not limited to standardized patients, human patient simulators, virtual reality technology, and task trainers) to interprofessional education with the goal of improving patient safety and outcomes.

We support faculty scholarship through publications, abstracts, invited presentations, grant submission and grant funding.

We encourage and support faculty development through active involvement in professional simulation societies and specialty organizations.

We provide learning experiences that encourage positive interprofessional communication and interaction, problem-solving, decision making, and crisis management in a nonthreatening environment.

We prepare competent practitioners with strong patient management and interprofessional communication skills.