High-tech patients at University of Arizona's ASTEC

Registration opens November 1

First stop: Imagine medical students “treating” realistic human-patient simulators (high-tech mannequins) that are activated to talk, sweat, breathe, cough and emulate a variety of medical conditions. Those capabilities provide lifelike medical situations for students to practice proper procedures and to be evaluated. Come take a guided tour of this type of high-tech, experiential learning environment in action at The Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) on the Tucson campus of University of Arizona’s Health Sciences.

The 30,000 sq.ft. facility is equipped with a 6,000-square-foot “simdeck” that includes representative patient rooms, an operating room, intensive-care unit, and labor-and-delivery suite. It also boasts a 30-foot projector-based virtual environment, a synthetic cadaver, and a high-end, 3D printer-scanner for patient-specific anatomic models and prototyping.

Lunch stop: We will have lunch on the UofA campus.

For more information:

The Arizona Simulation Technology and Education Center at UA

Trip Policy 


DATE/TIME: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

COST: $110.00