About Us

Who We Are

The University of South Florida’s Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) is one of the world’s largest, free-standing simulation facilities exclusively dedicated to training healthcare professionals.

CAMLS is part of the USF Health Downtown Initiative, providing simulation experiences for educating students; training health care faculty in simulation education; and preparing health care professionals to acquire, maintain and enhance their clinical practice to meet today’s workforce needs and improve patient care in Tampa Bay, Florida and around the globe.

CAMLS is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Tampa, Florida and is open seven days a week to accommodate the numerous demands that challenge today’s domestic and international healthcare providers and researchers.

Our Facility

The CAMLS facility, opened in 2012, is a 90,000-square-foot, three-story facility that provides a state-of-the-art, high-fidelity clinical environment with 60,000 square feet dedicated to surgical skills labs, operating trauma suites, and patient exam rooms, plus more than 25,000 square feet of meeting and conference space.

Why We Exist

CAMLS exists to improve healthcare through lifelong education and training. We do that by creating and providing experiential learning that improves clinical skills and patient care in our community and around the globe. That comes to life across three distinct areas:

Inspiring Discovery

Enduring knowledge demands immersive education. Rooted in USF Health’s academic prowess, we curate deeply experiential training scenarios that mirror reality, leaving a memorable impact on those we teach. Our unique approach to life-long learning incites discovery, and equips healthcare professionals with the confidence and skills necessary to confront and solve the most complex challenges.

Pioneering Ingenuity

With a duty to illuminate practical, responsible innovation, we are the conduit to the future of healthcare. Our unwavering commitment to evidence-based medicine inspires us to never stop reevaluating how things should be done. As the largest free-standing medical simulation center in the world, we are the premiere destination for exposure to the latest in medical innovations and procedures.

Cultivating Humanity

The future of healthcare is human. We recognize that treatment involves real people — those who need it and those who provide it. With empathy as our compass, we push beyond technical teaching, arming healthcare professionals — locally and around the globe — with the interpersonal skills required to lead and serve with compassion. 

What We Do

  • Continuing Education Accreditations, including ACS-AEI + SSH
  • National curriculum courses, including AHA, ACS, and APA
  • Service to military
  • Trauma-focused activities
  • Simulation education
  • Use by wide range of healthcare systems
  • Customized training to help address identified QI initiatives
  • Use studies
  • Team training
  • Lifelong learning

Set for Success

CAMLS also serves as a unique backdrop for television, commercial, and film production due to its ability to replicate a realistic setting for a hospital, a doctor’s office, a clinic, or even an accident scene with lifelike ‘patients’ – without the rigors of using an actual health care facility.

Our University of South Florida Connection

CAMLS is operated by the Health Professions Conferencing Corporation (HPCC), a Florida not-for-profit corporation and direct support organization serving the University of South Florida (USF). We are proud to be a part of the USF Health family.

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