The Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education
The Gordon Center is a designated Center of Excellence within the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Established over 45 years ago, the Center is a world leader in healthcare simulation education and research, dedicated to improving the training of health professionals and first responders. The center annually trains approximately 20,000 first responders and front-line clinical providers from Florida, across the U.S. and around the world. Over 2,000 medical centers and agencies across the globe utilize educational systems and training curricula developed at the Gordon Center.
Our most enduring innovation is Harvey®, the Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator. First unveiled in 1968, Harvey® can simulate a wide range of cardiac diseases, encompassing blood pressure, breathing, pulses, heart sounds, and murmurs. Additionally, the patented simulator mimics lung diseases and offers advantages in portability and cost-effectiveness. A specialized curriculum for nurses has been both developed and successfully evaluated across multiple nursing schools. Today, Harvey® is used to train tens of thousands of learners worldwide.