Welcome to the STAR Center

Standardized Teaching Assessment Resource CenterThe Standardized Teaching Assessment Resource Center provides a controlled environment where students, residents, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals can practice their clinical skills using standardized (or actor) patients, medical simulators and task trainers under the direction of MCW faculty and staff. In the STAR Center, students have the opportunity to practice interacting with and caring for patients in a safe learning environment. By using medical simulators as they learn new procedures, students and medical professionals can make mistakes without putting patients or themselves at risk.

We are dedicated to providing a venue in which to host courses, workshops, and a variety of other events that provide practical hands on clinical experiences for all users including medical students, residents as well as other healthcare professionals. Many of these events can incorporate the use of standardized patients and simulators to best achieve a scenario that imitates real life clinical experience while providing a safe and controlled environment for all users.

Our staff is dedicated to provide the best simulation experiences possible and to continually evaluate and implement new methodologies and technologies.

Scheduling an Event in the
STAR Center

Please call us at (414) 955-4600

  • To set up a tour of our facilities
  • To book an event
  • Or, if you'd like more information about how we can best serve your educational needs

Facilitating an Event

Once your event has been scheduled, our staff can assist in the design and implementation as is necessary for the event to be smoothly facilitated. We are always willing to work with our users in order to ensure efficiency of their events.

Fee Information

  • Pricing varies depending on the nature of the event or the group utilizing the space.
  • You will be billed by invoice for the cost associated with your usage, if they apply.
  • We can assist you in estimating charges so that you can build these into a budget projection for a grant or into a participant charge, if necessary.

For more information, please call us at (414) 955-4600

Contact Us

STAR Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-4600

STAR Center Location

We are located on the 2nd floor, north end of the Medical Education Building of the Medical College of Wisconsin. If you would like to take a tour or check out our facilities, please contact us at (414) 955-4600.

Directions to the STAR Center

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