The Val G. Hemming Simulation Center at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences was created in 1999 through the vision of the Dean, School of Medicine, Dr. Val Hemming. He and his team envisioned a center that could deliver a variety of simulation methodologies to learners across the continuum of medical education. Today, our center delivers over 38,000 hours of instruction using simulated patients (SPs), human patient simulators (mannequins), task trainers and virtual reality to medical students, graduate nursing students, physicians, and allied health personnel.

Working with a wide array of partners from the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, and civilian universities, the Val G. Hemming Simulation Center is at the leading edge of innovation. We offer an expansive selection of training tools from simulated clinical exams, to trainers designed to improve skills in procedures, to the immersive Wide Area Virtual Environment (WAVE) used for training teams of individuals in combat and disaster skills.

The center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons as an Education Institute and by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in assessment, teaching, research and systems integration.