Student practices checking a patient's heart rate

Clinical Simulation Program Overview

The UW Health Clinical Simulation Program (CSP) offers simulation education that advances safe, high-quality care to improve health outcomes in Wisconsin and beyond. Health care 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.

Society for Simulation in Healthcare Accredited Program logo

The Clinical Simulation Program is is endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists and accredited by the American College of Surgeons — Accredited Education Institutes and the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Our vision is to provide innovative education to advance safe, high-quality, patient-centered care.

Our Mission

Create a comprehensive health care simulation program that:

  • Advances the science of simulation in health care through innovation and research
  • Brings educational techniques and innovations to all learners
  • Champions competency-based education for all health care disciplines and programs
  • Develops personal growth, professional development, and collaboration between interprofessional groups to enhance standards of patient care, safety, and population health
  • Engages state, national, and global communities through health care simulation
Dr. Scott Hagen, associate professor of pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health, talks about the benefits of simulation.

Policies and Procedures

CSP’s policies, procedures and guidelines pertain to the use of UW Health Clinical Simulation Program services and facilities.

Policies and Procedures (PDF)

Annual Update

The annual update highlights notable achievements and progress towards our strategic plan.

CSP Annual Update FY 2023 (PDF)

Simulation Resources

Emergency Education Center Clinical Teaching and Assessment Center Interprofessional Continuing Education