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Our History

The Simulation Learning, Evaluation, Assessment, and Research Network began its journey on July 17, 2009 when the Acting Undersecretary for Health authorized the establishment of a national simulation training and education program for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).

Before moving into the new 51,000 square foot training center in 2016, SimLEARN worked out of and trained students from a 5,000 square foot leased area in an industrial park.  And, as SimLEARN grew, so did our demand for space.

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    Click here for a video about the center's groundbreaking

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VHA SimLEARN Simulation Center

Click here for more about the VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center.

The VHA SimLEARN National Simulation Center was built on the campus of the Orlando VA Medical Center, which is part of the exciting new Medical City campus at Lake Nona.

The Lake Nona development site includes other large clinical, education and research facilities.   A variety of Federal simulation research offices are in close proximity to the University of Central Florida campus.  This strategic placement facilitates enhanced opportunities for research in new simulation technologies and methods.  The VHA SimLEARN National Center serves as the operational hub for coordination of national VHA clinical simulation activities.