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Classroom Facility (105A & 105F)

We have two classrooms that can be expanded into one large lecture room. Both classrooms seat 24. Each classroom is equipped with a computer and projector, and is capable of streaming live audio and video from the skills area to the classroom screen. The rooms can be configured to project separate presentations in each room, or combine to project the main presentation in both areas.

Clinical Skills Area (Youngblood Medical Skills Laboratory – 105K)

The large skills area consists of three patient care bays, each with video and audio recording. Each bay can be closed off with a glass partition that greatly reduced sound transfer, or opened into one large room. There are two sinks and counters in this area. The work areas within this area are flexible, but each area is normally set up as an ED/ICU bay. A hospital bed is available to be moved into this area when needed.

Exam Room Suite (105H)

The exam room suite consists of four examination rooms with exam tables and diagnostic tools. The exam rooms open into a common space with a large screen monitor and table for local debriefing. Each exam room has a sink, and can be used for small group skills training as well.

Operating Room (105M)

This is room is configured as an operating suite for the Anesthesia Assistant program, but is available for other users. This room has an anesthesia machine, operating table, and houses the difficult airway equipment. There is a wall-mounted dry-erase board in this room.

Central Line Training

Our simulation center hosts regularly schedule central line training courses through the UMKC Graduate Medical Education Office.  Our main training program focuses on the basics of safe central line insertion practice including but not limited to: ultrasound assessment, ultrasound-guided needling techniques, case-based complication review, and a low-fidelity simulated insertion with an emphasis on kit components and central line bundle elements. This course is designed for both novice inserters, those experienced but less familiar with an ultrasound-guided approach,  and experienced inserters looking to refresh their skills.  Competency-based assessments are currently being developed.

See the events calendar  for information on upcoming courses. Or contact Dr. Emily Hillman for more details on upcoming courses and the cost for non-University employees.

Faculty Development

Faculty with the knowledge, skills, and passion for simulation-based education are critical to our success as a center.  Please see our program support page for more information about how we can assist you in creating a simulation program or event.  If you are interested in enhancing your skills as a simulation educator, please consider contacting us about faculty development opportunities.

Master’s Program Course

Starting in 2020, we are excited to offer a formal simulation course through the UMKC School of Medicine’s Masters of Health Professions Education Program. Faculty and residents may enroll in this 3-credit hour course designed to assist learners in developing the skills necessary to teach effectively with simulation. This course will focus on the core pedagogical principles and best-available evidence in simulation-based health professions education.

The course is designed for adult learners with the goal of assisting each participant in expanding their existing knowledge base and learning to apply it in a meaningful way to everyday teaching and curriculum needs.  The course is anticipated to meet five times during the course of a semester, with most work being done online.  The course is project-based and designed to help learners meet the learning objectives by designing a complete, high-quality simulation activity that can be implemented within a course or curriculum.

Please contact us to inquire about how to register to take this course.


Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor, Assistant Dean - Assessment and Quality Improvement
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine
Quaintance, Jennifer
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Courtney McCain, B.S., NRP

Coordinator, Standardized Patient Program
McCain, Courtney
Emily A. Hillman, M.D., M.P.H.E.

Associate Professor, Director of Simulation Education - UMKC School of Medicine Clinical Training Facility, Associate Residency Program Director for Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Medical Education Fellowship Director
Department(s) of Emergency Medicine
University Health - UMKC Health Sciences District Hillman, Emily

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Emergency Medicine

Hillman, Emily A.
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Sarah LaGrece, B.A., NREMT

Assistant Director of Simulation Operations, Clinical Training Facility
LaGrece, Sarah

Medical Student Electives

UMKC SOM Year 4-6 medical students are eligible to enroll in one of our 4-week simulation electives (pass-fail).  The purpose of these electives is to foster future clinician-educators with skills and expertise in simulation-based health professions education and research.

Elective Goals:
  1. Explain the theoretical basis, benefits and limitations of simulation-based medical education.
  2. Design a simulation scenario guided by well-defined and measurable learning objectives.
  3. Demonstrate basic prebriefing and debriefing skills while leading a simulation scenario.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of simulation resources (personnel, facilities, and equipment) within the university.
  5. Demonstrate basic competency in developing and executing scholarly activity in the realm of simulation-based medical education.

Our 4-week simulation electives will assist medical students with obtaining the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to design and execute a basic immersive simulation. Students will participate in ongoing simulation events and learn through project-based coursework.  Students will have the opportunity to develop basic skills in educational scholarship and research in any of the following ways:

  • Submitting an IRB protocol,
  • Drafting a simulation scenario for submission for publication
  • participating in simulation-based research data collection.

If the student will be able to participate in data collection, analysis, and write-up for the given project or if the research is anticipated to be substantial during the block can be adjusted to a research elective.

Please contact Dr. Emily Hillman if you are interested or curious which elective you should enroll in.

Newsworthy Updates

Bulan, DianeIn March 2019 our very own Courtney McCain was interviewed by KCUR about UMKC’s standardized patient program.  To read the article and listen to the interview follow this link to KCUR’s webpage.

STAHR Summer Scholars 2019Paul Ganss recently assisted Kansas City high school students in exploring their options in the health care professions through the UMKC School of Medicine’s Summer Scholars Program. You can read the article here.


The UMKC Clinical Training Facility is located at 2429 Charlotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. The CTF is underneath the Hospital Hill Parking Garage where students and faculty can park with the appropriate parking permit.

Visitors are welcome on the campus and their cooperation in observing the parking regulations is appreciated. There is metered parking along the west side of Charlotte Street between E 24th Street and E 24th Terrace. Free 30-minute parking is available on the west side of Charlotte Street between E 24th Street and E 24th Terrace.

Building and parking map for the Health Sciences Campus at Hospital Hill

Policies & Procedures

The Reservation Process:

Generally, departments of the UMKC School of Medicine with a need for skills or simulation training have the highest priority in scheduling. Meetings and events such as journal clubs without a skills training component are the lowest priority, and are discouraged from using the lab for this purpose. To assure the best possibility for receiving the time and space desired, reservations submitted for the coming academic term, prior to the start of the term, have the best chance of being scheduled. While we will make every attempt to provide the requested space, we reserve the right to move groups within the lab to make the best possible use of resources.

Submitting a Reservation Request:

Please complete the reservation request form.  After submission, a CTF staff member will contact you by phone or email after review of the request. Please allow up to 2 business days for a response.


We understand that schedules and plans change. Space and time in the CTF is at a premium; therefore, if you must cancel a reservation, we ask that you notify us as soon as possible. Chances are very good another group is waiting to use the space.


Bottled water only is allowed in the classroom areas of the CTF, otherwise there is no food and drink permitted in the facility.

Program Support

We pride ourselves in bringing the knowledge and expertise necessary to assist health profession educators in developing and executing a high-quality simulation event program.  We are available to support both novice and advanced simulation educators in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:

  • De-novo event, course, or program creation
  • Writing objectives
  • Writing simulation scenarios
  • Pilot testing simulations
  • Developing a learner assessment plan
  • Developing a program evaluation plan
  • Designing and/or implementing simulation-based research
  • Faculty development (individual or by program or unit)

Please contact us if you would like to know more.