Join Us for the 12th Annual

Excellence in
Clinical Simulation Awards

April  22, 2021
3:00 PM EDT / 12:00 PM PDT

Thanks to all who voted for the 2021
Excellence in Clinical Simulation Awards!

The winners have been decided and the envelopes are sealed! We hope you can join us for the awards ceremony where we will not only celebrate the winners but also the entire simulation community.
Unfortunately, since the award ceremony will be held virtually this year, we can’t catch up over dinner like we normally do. But we’d still like to show our appreciation by offering each attendee a gift card. Also, during the ceremony there will be a short trivia contest with even more prizes and a chance to show off your “Simulation IQ.”



EMS is proud to announce the nominees for the
2021 Awards Program for Excellence in Pioneering,
Advocating, Championing, and Innovating Clinical
Simulation at their facilities.

We hope you enjoyed this year’s Excellence in Clinical Simulation Awards! Congratulations to all our winners and nominees.

Each one of you made a positive impact in advocating, championing, innovating, and pioneering clinical simulation at your institution—and beyond.
Click the button below to view the complete list of participants.
Nominees are selected by EMS’ Customer Success Managers and winners are selected by their simulation industry peers. Stay tuned for information on the next Excellence in Clinical Simulation Awards cycle with winners to be announced at IMSH 2022!

John Sterling

Multimedia Coordinator
Grand Valley State University

John was able to innovate the GVSU Simulation Center’s curricula by using SIMULATIONiQ telemedicine to have high fidelity manikin simulations. This format allowed him and his team to continue to provide students with a dynamic learning environment which encouraged critical thinking skills while learning to administer care live. They were able to continue to “nurse out
loud” to an acting nurse in a hospital room with a live voiced manikin patient with live vitals monitor and auscultation sounds. Through the SIMULATIONiQ software, they were also able to have student and faculty observers join the live encounter, and then provide feedback at its conclusion


Chasity Edwards, SUDC, CHSE

Assistant Director – Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery
Rocky Vista University, ACS-AEI
Comprehensive Simulation Center

In the face of the many challenges to education brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Chasity truly rose to the occasion in championing simulation at Rocky Vista University. New delivery methods, curricula enhancements, and expanded modalities for simulation training are among the latest of Chasity’s accomplishments, at once meeting current needs and guaranteeing exciting things to come.

Michelle Sherlin, RN, BSN, CHSE

Simulation Specialist – Center for Health Education and Simulation
Holyoke Community College

When Michelle first joined Holyoke Community College (HCC) as the Simulation Coordinator, the college had one high fidelity patient simulator—still in a box. During her work there, she has expanded the use of simulation to include embedding multiple simulations into every single health career course in the college. She also assisted in designing the school’s 18 bed simulation center
with over 15 high fidelity simulators of all ages and countless task trainers and mannequins. Most recently, she has spearheaded the implementation of several interprofessional simulations for HCC students with students from health career programs at other colleges.


Troy Wilson

IT Manager, Army Medical Command Central Simulation Committee (CSC), Charles A. Andersen Simulation Center, Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC), Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM)

Troy acts as a technical liaison between the simulation educators and information technology involved in medical simulation. Troy has been instrumental in the recent transition and revision of the Andersen
Simulation Center along with consulting support with other members of the CSC as all 10 Army Simulation Centers are moving to a more centralized simulation and education platform.

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