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ZIEL is staffed by a team dedicated to collaborating with educators to develop training programs based on proven methodologies. Staff members create simulations that bring to life the expertise and experiences of professionals from across campus so that students and fellow providers can benefit.

By creating a safe environment for practice, reflection, and innovation, the institute leverages the clinicians and educators from across campus for the benefit of current and future patients and families. This collaborative approach ensures we are prepared to achieve world-class education, research and care, both now and in to the future.

Experiential learning at Ziel enables individuals to apply what they have learned to concrete experiences, reflect on the encounter, and then refine future performance. By taking new knowledge and skills 'for a test drive' through experiential learning, participants can integrate complex concepts, adapt medical knowledge to nuanced cases, learn from mistakes, and generate new ideas for improving patient care.

Through simulation, we recreate the key aspects of reality in order to provide an opportunity for experiential learning. By creating a space for repetitive practice and reflection, health care simulation ensures that students and professionals continuously hone their skills so they are prepared to deliver the best care possible to patients.

Specifically, simulation provides the opportunity to develop:

Zamierowski Institute for Experiential Learning (ZIEL)

Sudler Simulation Center
Ground Floor of Sudler Hall

ZIEL at the Health Education Building 
Simulation Hospital - 4th Floor
Practice Laboratory and Home Environment - 5th Floor

913-588-7375
simulation@kumc.edu