IPE Simulations

As part of our two-year interdisciplinary/interprofessional curriculum, the intention is for all learners to have a hands-on team experience to apply and practice the IPEC Competencies. A menu of options is being developed to address the many unique areas of expertise, or 'cylinders of excellence' among our learners.  

Although learning objectives will be the same, all students will not participate in the same exact simulation.  Learners are encouraged to contact their program directors for additional details. 

IPE Simulations

This hybrid training program will provide collaborative, interdisciplinary coursework via web-based and onsite didactic course material, simulation exercises, reflection activities, and assignments to improve the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of students from multiple health disciplines in delivery of Community Centered Care. In this course, learners will engage in interactive learning with other health profession students and community partners. 


2S-LGBTQ+ Simulation


Enrollment Now Open

This course is intended to be completed after Diversity Ally training is completed, and before participation in interprofessional clinical activities.

Proposed Goal: The goal of this project is to engage the 2S-LGBTQ+ community as active team members in course design, content delivery, and active reflection to prepare health professions students to be collaborative and patient-centered when delivering team-based care to the community.

Advisory Board: A collaboration of community representatives, subject-matter experts, interested allies, students, support agencies, practitioners, educators, and administrators.

Intended Project Outcomes:

1. Increase in the number of health professions learners receiving content related to 2S-LGBTQ+ clients/patients

2. Prepare learners to engage with clients/patients from the 2S-LGBTQ+ community

Administrative Leadership Simulation

Leadership Simulation 

(Spring 2022)

Championed by the College of Nursing, this virtual simulation prepares learners for unique scenarios of administrative leadership.  Past scenarios have included a measles outbreak and a covid exposure.

Breaking Bad News

Delivering Bad News Simulation 


Fall 2021 Enrollment is Full

Difficult situations, and difficult conversations, require certain patient/family-centered communication techniques.  This simulation will allow learners a chance to practice team communication skills while exploring scenarios unique to delivery bad news following a health crisis. 

Mental Health Simulations

Mental Health Simulations 

(Spring 2022)

In partnership with College of Nursing and School of Social Work, these simulations will provide learners an opportunity to practice patient communication skills with other health professionals.  Case scenarios vary and simulated activities are delivered using zoom.  Team-based debrief is included. 


Self-Advocate as Medical Educator / Family-Advocate as Medical Educator (SAME/FAME) 


Enrollment Link Pending

Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their caregivers and families, require unique communication techniques that are patient-centered.  This innovative team-based simulation allows learners to be taught directly by individuals (self-advocates) or family members (family-advocates) in a safe environment regarding proper team-based communication.

Unity Clinic Leadership Simulations

Unity Clinic Leadership Simulations 

(September 2, January 27)

Reserved for Unity Clinic Executive Council and our Faculty/Staff preceptors, this simulation will allow our team leaders a chance to orient to the clinic for the semester.

Fall 2021 Schedule


Date Simulation
9/2/2021 Unity Clinic Leadership Simulation
9/17/2021 2S-LGBTQ+
10/1/2021 SAME/FAME
10/8/2021 Breaking Bad News
10/15/2021 2S-LGBTQ+
10/22/2021 Breaking Bad News
10/29/2021 SAME/FAME
11/5/2021 Breaking Bad News
11/12/2021 2S-LGBTQ+
11/19/2021 Breaking Bad News
12/3/2021 SAME/FAME
12/10/2021 Breaking Bad News


Ongoing 21-22 Simulations

  • Virtual Trauma Simulation (July 16)
  • 2S-LGBTQ+ Community Informed Simulation (Pilot July 16)
  • Unity Clinic Simulations (September 2, January 27)
  • Mental Health Simulations (Spring)
  • Delivering Bad News Simulation (Bi-weekly)
  • Telehealth Simulation (Bi-weekly)
  • Self-Advocate as Medical Educator / Family-Advocate as Medical Educator (SAME/FAME) (Monthly)
  • Leadership Simulation (Spring 2022)

Contact Us

Kylie Pethoud, MSW

IPE Simulation Manager