Interior Health/UBC Southern Medical Program Regional Simulation Program


Patient Simulation provides healthcare professionals with the most realistic and rewarding experience for learning in a safe environment.  The goal is for participants to leave the simulation educational experience feeling more prepared and confident to optimally care for patients using best practices.  Simulation training also increases confidence in staff and physicians to meet the health-care needs of our patients.

The Interior Health Regional Simulation Program demonstrates inter-professional collaboration in providing simulation learning activities for the UBC Faculty of Medicine undergraduate and postgraduate learners, IH employees, physicians, students and first responders.  Our clinical team offers expertise in simulation debriefing and facilitation tools and resources and has access to a variety of simulation technology for clinical education. 

IH Regional Simulation Program Vision & Mission


To support excellence in healthcare delivery through the use of simulation based education.


To facilitate simulation-based education that:

– promotes inter-professional engagement and collaboration; 
– supports highly competent providers and learners to achieve excellence in health care delivery; and
– supports an environment for research to enhance the quality of patient care and safety.

The IH Simulation Programs offer educational courses that may consist of:

  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP)
  • MOREob Skills Drills
  • Essentials of Critical Care Orientation (ECCO)
  • Emergency Practice, Interventions and Care Canada (EPICC)
  • Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC)
  • Mock Codes
  • In situ  – Simulation on various units
  • Nursing Clinical Competency Simulation Sessions
  • Nursing Specialty Training
  • Physician Specialty Training
  • Respiratory Therapy Simulation Sessions
  • Outreach Simulation Training
  • P.A.R.T.Y.  – Preventing Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth
  • UBC Faculty of Medicine Undergraduate and Postgraduate Simulation Training

Our Partners

Interior Health (IH), UBC Faculty of Medicine (FoM), and UBC Okanagan School of Nursing have a MOU and have embarked on a partnership to implement, operationalize and provide simulation education throughout the Interior Health region.


The joint collaborative nature of the program allows the development of comprehensive patient curriculum for the benefit of staff, students and clinical practitioners who are located and practice within the geographic boundaries of IH.