SSH Academy

The SSH Academy: Recognizing Leaders in Healthcare Simulation

The SSH Academy recognizes individuals whose sustained contributions have had an impact on the field of healthcare simulation. 

Practitioners, researchers, administrators, clinicians, operations specialists and educators who have built a strong foundation in the discipline of simulation are invited to apply to the Academy as a Fellow.


• Are highly recognized by peers in the simulation community
• Serve as role models, mentors and ambassadors in healthcare simulation 
• Contribute their time and talent to advance the mission and goals of SSH and the Academy 
• Participate on internal and external invitational thinks tanks, advisory task forces and committees 
• Contribute to the growth of SSH and to the discipline of healthcare simulation 



SSH Masters Classes! 

The SSH Masters Class Program is designed for mid to advanced career simulation professionals working as Administrators, Educators or Operations Specialists within healthcare simulation. Designed to target difficult and complex problems in the field, Masters Class Cohorts are taught by members of the SSH Academy Fellows (FSSH).

Applicants will submit a current, significant problem they are experiencing in practice that they would like to solve. The problems identified will become the curricular focus of each Masters Class cohort. The SSH Academy Fellows teaching each cohort will create curriculum specific to the applicant-identified issues and provide direct insight and feedback to offer applicants solutions for creating and implementing actionable plans for solving the problems identified. Participants in each cohort learn not only from SSH Academy Fellow instructors, but also from each other through networking, shared experiences, and mutual support.

Successful applicants must be planning to attend the 23rd International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH 2023) to participate in two face-to-face sessions with SSH Fellow instructors/mentors. In addition, virtual sessions will be held in January prior to IMSH, and again in May for a wrap-up.

Applications are now open for being taken now for the first FREE pilot cohorts. Spots are limited!


DEADLINE for Applications: Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 5:00 PM Eastern



The vision of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy (SSHA) is a world in which simulation is integral to ensuring high quality, safe healthcare.


The mission of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare Academy (SSHA) is to recognize and convene a diverse community of SSH thought leaders who harness their collective wisdom and expertise to advocate for excellence in simulation through: nurturing leaders; cultivating the global simulation community; promoting innovation in education, research, and safety in healthcare.