Since its inception, the SimCenter has actively sought collaboration with other public and private sector organizations involved in medical simulation. Many of these collaborations have evolved into partnerships that focus on research; curriculum development; validation of simulations and simulators.
One such partnership is the Military Medical Simulation Training Collaboration (MMSTC). It includes the Army’s Central Simulation Committee, and Medical Simulation Training Centers, the Navy’ Central Simulation Committee; the Air Force’s Distributive Human Patient Simulator Program; and the Patient Safety Office of the Tri-Care Management Activity of the Department of Defense.
Other collaborations include the National Board of Medical Examiners; the American College of Surgeons and the American Council of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The SimCenter’s research collaboratives include the Tele-Medicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM).
Academic Health Center collaboratives include the University of New Mexico, the University of Hawaii, the University of California, Los Angeles, the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey CA and Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi, TX. In addition, the SimCenter is a member of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium for clinical skills assessment that includes eight medical schools in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States including Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. The center is also an accredited American College of Surgeons Educational Institution and a Technical Research Center for the Patient Safety Office of the TriCare Management Agency.