Clinical Training Facility

Student Simulation Interest Group

Established in 2017, the simulation interest group (SimIG) is the first of its kind at UMKC.  The group is for health professions students interested in learning about the role of simulation in health professions education. We foster future health care educators by leading simulation sessions for other student interest groups, designing and teaching simulation for high school students and for families during campus visit tours.

We regularly hold student interest group events and disseminate simulation research opportunities. In 2018, interest group leaders attended a regional simulation educators conference at Johnson County Community College.   We aim to build an interprofessional following with board members representative of all health professions programs. Students please contact us if interested in joining or being added to our listserv for meeting information.

2019-2020 Simulation Interest Group Student Board:
  • President – Charlie Burke (rising) M5
  • Vice President – Eshwar Kishore M4
  • Public Relations Chair – Donya Jahandar M4
  • Student Ambassador Liaison – Ashish Yalavarthi M2
  • Treasurer – Farhath Sulthana M3
  • Secretary – Prathi Pitchyaiah M2
  • Fundraising Chair – Madison Walker M2
  • Year 1/2 Representative – Nina Ruan M2
  • Year 6 Co-Advisor & Immediate Past Presdient- Morgan Dresvyannikov M6
  • Year 6 Co-Advisor & Immediate Past President- Dylan Schwindt M6


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