THE PULSE: Standard Setters - 92% of SSH Accredited Programs Seek Reaccreditation > The Society for Simulation in Healthcare

Did you know the first SSH Accredited Programs were granted Accreditation in 2010?


Since then, SSH Accreditation has granted over 250 programs worldwide the status of becoming SSH Accredited. 2025 will mark 15 years of SSH Accreditation - a huge celebration! This means that our initial pilot programs will be going through their third round of reaccreditation.

With that and other important data pieces in mind, the SSH Accreditation Council has been hard at work gathering information about the value of being an SSH Accredited Program. This information will be shared with SSH membership soon, but we were thrilled to see that 92 percent of Accredited Programs choose to seek Reaccreditation, highlighting the importance of maintaining the status of SSH Accreditation.

It's an honor to know that our standards continue to be a benchmark for excellence within Healthcare Simulation Programs and that investing in SSH Accreditation offers numerous benefits for your organization.

Getting SSH Accredited demonstrates your commitment to providing high-quality simulation experiences, potentially attracting more participants and enhancing your reputation. It can also lead to improved program processes through self-evaluation and external review, ultimately leading to better learning outcomes. Additionally, some funding agencies prioritize programs with SSH accreditation, opening doors to valuable resources.

The next round of applications will be due July 15. We'd love to add YOUR organization to our community of Accredited Programs!

We're committed to providing applicants with resources to help put them on a path to success. The SSH Accreditation Standard Companion Documents are a free resource that provide insight into the intent of the standards and how an organization can demonstrate compliance. These documents can be found on the SSH Full Accreditation and Provisional Accreditation pages.

Until next time, start working on those applications!

Kristyn Gadlage
SSH Director of Accreditation

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