Frequently Asked Questions

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NYSIM requires that reservations are requested at least 2 weeks in advance of the program date. However, NYSIM strongly recommends that all reservations are made as soon as possible. To schedule a new program, please fill out a reservation request form.

Program changes can be made here. Please note, NYSIM will not make major modifications to requested dates, times, and equiptment needs within 2 weeks of the program date.

NYSIM does not rent or lend equipment for off-site programs. NYSIM does, however, schedule in-situ programs where a simulation coordinator will accompany the equiptment in order to setup, assist, and breakdown the program. If you wish to schedule an in-situ program, please fill out a reservation request form.

Simulation-based medical education is a safe and effective way to allow individuals to refine their role in a multi-professional team enviornment, and to sharpen their performance. NYSIM's mission is based on similar principles used in simulation training in aviation and military industries - other professions where failure to perform a task correctly, and in a timely manner, can lead to harm.

NYSIM's mission is to provide and research innovative healthcare simulation for the purpose of improivng quality of care and patient safety. Repeatedly practicing diagnostic and treatment skills, in a realistic simulated environment, does this by increasing expertise and decreasing risk to patients.

A partnership between NYU and City University of New York, NYSIM has the unique opportunity to offer simulation courses taught by faculty from each of these world-renowned institutions. As a result, learners benefit from access to a broad spectrum of simulation courses across nursing, medicine, and allied health fields. A sampling of courses offered at NYSIM can be viewed here.

NYSIM offers courses to a wide variety of learners which includes, but is not limited to, NYU and CUNY medical students, health sience students, residents, and clinicians as well as first responders in the New York area. NYSIM also offers advanced faculty development courses, and sponsors monthly Grand Rounds meetings, symposia, and workshops.

Click here to view and register for a NYSIM course.

NYSIM is located in Manhattan at 462 First Avenue. It is on the East side of the avenue just south of 28th Street. (Please note: there is no cross street at 27th Street.)

Enter the main lobby and follow the large overhead signs to the D elevators. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor where you will be greeted at the NYSIM reception desk.

Take the D elevator to the 3rd floor. Sign in at the NYSIM front desk after getting off the elevator. Then, take a seat in the student lounge. Your faculty member will direct you to your classroom or briefing room from there. You may be asked to sign an authorization and release form for photos and videotapes, as well as a confidentiality of information statement.

Lockers with self-select combination are available. Directions on how to use the lockers are located outside of the lockers. Please note, NYSIM is not responsible for lost belongings not secured in lockers. Please do not leave any items in the lockers overnight.

To access your own videos, your program office will need to fill out a Video Access template and send it to Once access has been approved, you will receive instructions from your program office.

No, you can only access videos of your own sessions.