Medical simulation is a rapidly growing field, and more and more credentialing organizations are requiring simulation training as part of their curriculum.

Learn how the Clinical Simulation Program supports the mission, vision and values of UW Health.

Accredited Education Institution
The Clinical Simulation Program is an American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institute.
Simulation Education Network
The Clinical Simulation Program is endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Why simulation?

The UW Health Clinical Simulation Program will encompass all disciplines and practitioner populations and will support UW Health's goal to provide unsurpassed patient care quality and safety to patients. A robust simulation research program will also help to define the future of simulation-based health professionals education.

Mission and vision

Dr. Scott Hagen, associate professor of pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, talks about the benefits of simulation.


Offer a leading-edge simulation program that promotes sharing of clinical knowledge and skills across disciplines and practitioner populations to improve the quality and safety of patient care in Wisconsin and beyond.


Create a comprehensive educational health care simulation program with focus on the health care team as well as the individual practitioner:

  • Serving a variety of disciplines
  • Benefiting learners of all skill levels
  • Defining and measuring competencies
  • Enhancing patient and practitioner safety and improving outcomes
  • Advancing the science of simulation in health care

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