Mobile Simulation Training Unit

The Mobile Simulation Training Unit (MSTU) is an educational outreach vehicle to take simulation training on the road. The MSTU is a complete and functioning replica of the ambulances in service on Houston streets today. This realistic simulation environment gives learners the opportunity to train in a high-fidelity, immersive experience where they are confronted with life-and-death patient encounters. Medical simulation gives learners – EMS professionals, medical and nursing students, resident physicians and hospital-based healthcare teams, the ability to practice their own skills, push the boundaries of their knowledge and even make mistakes to maximize learning with no risk to patients. With the state-of-the-art AV system that is fully integrated into the ambulance, the entire encounter is recorded and enables professional debriefing that includes immediate and actionable performance feedback.


Medical simulation can be fully customized, including:

  • Adult and pediatric encounters
  • Incorporation of EMS agency protocols
  • Point-of-care ultrasound education
  • Portable simulation delivery for in-hospital or on-scene scenarios
  • Advanced procedural training


In the first episode of Hancock’s Headlines, we explore how McGovern Medical School offers new and innovative ways for Emergency Medicine students to learn and gain experience in the field.


The UTHealth Houston Mobile Simulation Training Unit was made possible through the generosity of Wyatt Ranches, the development of Frazer, Ltd, and the partnership of our Department of Emergency Medicine, the UTHealth Houston Cizik School of Nursing, UTHealth School of Public Health, and McGovern Medical School.


Dr. Bentley Bobrow and our trusted EM crew recently traveled to South Texas (Realitos, TX) and provided a unique training experience for local EMS. This innovative, challenging, and progressive teaching accompanied by our state-of-the-art technology will positively impact EM professionals’ expertise, improve community engagement, and help save lives for years to come.

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Mobile Sim Training Unit at training event.

Photo by: KRIS 6 News


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