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The Simulation Learning, Education and Research Network (SimLEARN) is the VHA's program for simulation in health care training. Serving the largest integrated health care system in the world, VHA's SimLEARN provides an ever-growing body of curricula and best practices that improve health care for our nation's Veterans. The use of innovative technologies in a safe learning environment enhances diagnostic, procedural and communication skills to support quality care and the best possible outcomes.

Nominations open for 2015 Under Secretary for Health's Excellence awards

By Gerald Sonnenberg
EES Marketing and Communication

ORLANDO, Fla. – The VHA SimLEARN program recently announced a call for nominations for the Under Secretary for Health’s 2015 awards program for Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research.

The award categories are The Excellence in Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research Practice Award; and the Clinical Simulation Training, Education and Research Executive Leadership Award.

The practice award recognizes an individual who has been actively engaged in the direct provision of clinical simulation training, education and research at a VHA health care facility and whose practice has had national impact. The leadership award honors one VA medical center director or VISN director who achieved distinction in promoting a significant component of the VHA clinical simulation training, education and research strategic plan.

Click here for award criteria details and directions on how to submit the nominations, which will be accepted through Feb. 13.


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