Independent Study Simulators

UAB Clinical Simulation houses multiple simulators in Quarterback Tower 202 that are available 24-7 for independent study. Please email for more information or to schedule time with the simulators.


Simbionix LAP Mentor™

This cutting-edge LAP Mentor simulator provides hands-on laparoscopic training needed across multiple disciplines. With a growing library of modules, the LAP Mentor provides meaningful practice for all ability levels, from basic laparoscopic tasks to advanced complete procedure training.

Laparoscopic Tasks and Skills

GYN Surgery Procedures

  • Laparoscopic Basic Skills
  • Laparoscopic Essential Tasks
  • Basic Suturing
  • Advanced Suturing
  • Essential GYN
  • Hysterectomy
  • Vaginal Cuff Closure

General Surgery


  • Lap Chole
  • Cholangiography
  • Appendectomy
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Gastric Bypass
  • Sigmoidectomy
  • Nephrectomy
  • Lobectomy

GI Bronch

Simbionix GI-Bronch Mentor™

The GI-BRONCH Mentor platform offers a combined system for the training of both GI endoscopy and Flexible Bronchoscopy. This simulator provides multiple gastrointestinal training opportunities with patient cases offering realistic scenarios of clinical situations. You can practice numerous procedures ranging from simple diagnostic procedures to advanced ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) procedures.

This simulation also offers a solution for the flexible bronchoscopy training needs of pulmonary and critical care physicians, anesthesiologists, and interventional pulmonologists. The modules cover both basic skills and complete clinical procedures.

Skills and Tasks

Standardized Courses

  • Cyberscopy- Endobasket
  • Cyberscopy- Endobubble
  • GI Endoscopy- Basic Skills
  • Essential Bronchoscopy
  • Texas Association of Surgical Skills Laboratories
  • Loyola University General Surgery Skills
  • CHEST Standardized Curriculum- Training Mode

Clinical Procedures

  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastric Emergency Bleeding
  • ERCP
  • EUS Educational
  • Advanced Gastric Emergency Bleeding
  • EUS- Tasks
  • EMR/ ESD
  • Diagnostic Bronchoscopy
  • Essential EBUS
  • Emergency Bronchoscopy

Vimedix Cardiac

CAE Vimedix

This high-fidelity simulator facilitates practice for cardiac, lung, abdominal, and OB-GYN ultrasound – all on one common platform. The software and manikin combination offer a unique experience for learners. The trainer will develop essential psychomotor and cognitive skills for ultrasound probe handling, image interpretation, diagnoses, and clinical decision-making.


  • Transesophageal and transthoracic echocardiography training
  • 3D and 4D cardiac ultrasound
  • Dynamic and realistic heart animation
  • Support for color doppler and spectral doppler



  • Abdominal pathologies
  • Self-directed FAST exam training
  • 40+ pathologies at 8, 12, 20 weeks
  • Practice measurements and calculations
  • Varied fetal positions