The Gordon Center is a designated Center of Excellence of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. It was established over 45 years ago for the application of advanced technology to medical education for medical students, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedic/firefighters and instructors.
Advanced Stroke Life Support (ASLS) Program
We instruct 10,000 learners annually, in 13 languages, on 4 continents
Our programs are developed by a respected group of clinicians and educators. They reflect the most current science, and undergoes rigorous review by content experts and professional evaluators to ensure adherence to the highest of standards.
Emergency Response to Terrorism Course
FREE to FL Personnel.
Study, learn and grow.
The Gordon Center for Simulation and Innovation in Medical Education saves lives through simulation technology. Designated as a Center of Excellence of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Gordon Center was established
more than 45 years ago for the application of advanced technology to healthcare education for medical and nursing students, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and paramedics, firefighters, and other public safety officers.
Innovative Life-Saving Training Programs & State-of-the-Art Technology
Our team of doctors, paramedics, faculty, staff, and technicians collaborate with local, national and international experts from across the US and the world.
Continuing Education Credits
Many of our courses have been approved for continuing education credits or to fulfill other education requirements. See individual courses for details.
On-Demand & Interactive
Our courses are interactive with a variety of multimedia elements which are available 24/7 for you to learn at your own pace and for your added convenience.
Our projects have received several national "Awards for Educational Excellence" including recognition from the American College of Cardiology and the American Medical Association. The Gordon Center has been recognized with one of the
inaugural 2017 ASPIRE Awards of Excellence in Simulation.
Trains 18,000+ first responders and frontline personnel at 740+ medical, educational, and community agencies annually.
Free for Florida Personnel
The State of Florida has recognized our work as an example of programs that "enrich the lives of the citizens of the State" and has made many of our courses free for Florida Personnel.
Center of Excellence
The Gordon Center is a designated Center of Excellence of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
It was established more than 45 years ago for the application of advanced technology to medical education for medical students, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, paramedic/firefighters and instructors. More than 2,000 medical centers and agencies worldwide use the educational systems and training curricula developed at the Center. The Center occupies a 34,000 sq.ft. state-of-the-art facility, with the capability for simulation and design engineering, production and manufacturing. It houses a high technology auditorium, self-learning laboratory, standardized patient training area, emergency rescue vehicle, car for extrication of trauma victims, disaster response decontamination showers and mock emergency department.
The most long-standing example of our creative work is Harvey®, the Cardiopulmonary Patient Simulator. First introduced in 1968, it simulates essentially any cardiac disease, including blood pressure, breathing, pulses, heart sounds and murmurs. The patented Harvey® also simulates lung disease, is more portable and costs less. A curriculum for nurses has been developed and successfully evaluated in a study at multiple nursing schools. Harvey® trains tens of thousands of learners worldwide.
Biology is the study of life: the structure and function of living organisms and how they adapt, survive and evolve in changing environments. In this course you will explore diverse aspects of biology from cells to whole organisms.