In The Spotlight: Gordon Center at the University of Miami
Center Spotlight

Submitted By: S. Barry Issenberg, M.D.

Full Center Name: Michael S. Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education

Center Location: Miami, FL USA

Year Opened: 1968

Center Mission Statement: Saving lives through simulation technology.

Bragging Points:

  • The Gordon Center is among the oldest and most established healthcare simulation centers in the world.
  • The Gordon Center has trained physicians and medical staff from more than 2,000 medical centers, health systems and agencies worldwide.
  • Over 400 medical centers worldwide currently use Harvey ® and/or the UMedic ® system in their training programs.

What makes your team work well?

  • Acknowledging the strengths that each SP brings to the program while maintaining a shared goal of shaping future healthcare providers.
  • Fostering a positive and inclusive work environment which allows for support, trust, and open communication.
  • Genuinely caring and being mindful of each other beyond the scope of work.


Learner Groups Supported

  • Medical/ Osteopathic Students
  • Residencies/GME
  • Nurses
  • Medical Center/Health Care Employees
  • Physician Assistants
  • Practicing Physicians


Is there a GTA/MUTA program?


Center Name By the Numbers:

  • Do the counseling/exam Rooms have 1-way mirrors? No
  • Recording System: CAE LearningSpace
  • Employees/Staff of Center or Program (excluding SP): 21
  • Staff Managing SP Program: 3
  • Number of SPs: 35
  • Total SP Hours Worked in One Year: 11,782


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