Clinical Training Facility

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About the Clinical Training Facility

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine has been providing simulation-based education to health professions students, residents in training, and faculty for over 12 years.  The School of Medicine is known for delivering an innovative curriculum, with early patient-care experiences in an accelerated format. As such, it is no surprise that simulation education has been a cornerstone of our educational programs. Established in 2007, the Clinical Training Facility (CTF) and Youngblood Medical Skills Laboratory (YMSL) is the primary site for simulation education for School of Medicine students. The simulation center provides simulation experiences for UMKC School of Medicine students, residents, faculty, and affiliated programs.  It also houses the School of Medicine’s robust Standardized Patient (SP) program which serves all UMKC health professions programs as well as several local hospitals and universities. The facility offers Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) training programs through the UMKC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program and a Central Line Training Program through the Office of Graduate Medical Education.

Vision, Mission, Values:


The UMKC Clinical Training Facility will be a leader in simulation-based medical education and research within the region, and for the University and the surrounding community.


The mission of the UMKC School of Medicine (SOM) Clinical Training Facility (CTF) is to provide innovative, educational simulation programs and opportunities based on sound methodologies to support the education of trainees, healthcare providers and serve the surrounding community.  The CTF will serve as a vital adjunct to healthcare education by encouraging hands-on, situational learning in a supportive and formative environment, developing individual and team-based competencies, and fostering interprofessional collaboration.  Education and research opportunities provided by the UMKC SOM CTF will improve medical education and patient care, and ultimately advance the health of the surrounding community.

Core Values









Guiding Principles
  1. Provision of a psychologically safe environment is a cornerstone of our simulation philosophy, guiding all practices related to teaching and educating learners.  Simulationists approach all teaching endeavors with respect and concern for all participants.
  2. High-quality and safe patient care are the end-points for all learning activities. The center endeavors to move all learners toward competency by identifying learning gaps and encouraging constructive feedback.
  3. The foundation of simulation education within the UMKC SOM CTF includes evidence-based curriculum development, teaching and assessment. Services and activities aim to comply with applicable accreditation standards.
  4. Interprofessional learning opportunities are encouraged, such that participants experience a realistic practice environment as part of their simulation experience.
  5. The needs of the surrounding community and patient population served by the CTF will guide simulation-based education and research priorities.
  6. CTF simulation leaders value diversity, equity and inclusion, supporting participants from diverse backgrounds in simulation-based education activities and leadership on all levels.