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Accreditations and Affiliations


MedStar SiTEL is accredited by the following organizations:

sitel_SSH-logoMedStar SiTEL has earned accreditation as a clinical simulation organization by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) in the areas of Teaching/Education and Systems Integration: Facilitating Patient Safety Outcomes. Accreditation from SSH recognizes MedStar SiTEL’s status as a national leader in simulation education and training.  MedStar SiTEL is the first accredited center in the District of Columbia and Maryland, joining only 40 other accredited centers in the United States.



sitel_AEI-logoMedStar SiTEL is proud to be accredited by The American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes (ACS-AEI). The ACS-AEI is a training institute for practicing surgeons, surgical residents, medical students, and members of the surgical team using simulation-based education.

They have set standards for how surgical education and training should be offered, with the goals of; promoting patient safety through the use of simulation, development of new education and technologies, identification of best practices, and promotion of research and collaboration among their institutes.

In support of improving patient care, MedStar Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.





MedStar SiTEL is also affiliated with the following organizations:

sitel_AHA-logoAs an authorized American Heart Association Training Center, MedStar Simulation Training & Education Lab supports the mission of the American Heart Association Emergency Cardiovascular Care Program to reduce disability and death from acute circulatory and respiratory emergencies, including stroke, by improving the chain of survival in every community and in every health care system.



sitel_FLS-logoMedStar SiTEL is an approved Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) training center. FLS is a comprehensive web-based education module that includes a hands-on skills training component and assessment tool designed to teach the physiology, fundamental knowledge, and technical skills required in basic laparoscopic surgery. The goal is to provide surgical residents, fellows and practicing physicians an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format; and to test cognitive, surgical decision-making, and technical skills, all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.



sitel_ACOG-logoMedStar SiTEL is part of the ACOG (American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) Simulations Consortium. This group is dedicated to the development and implementation of unique, standardized, and validated simulation ­based curricula as an adjunct to improve residency education and clinical competence beyond residency. In 2008 ACOG formed a Consortium of state-­of-­the-­art simulation centers, with the goal of developing and validating a variety of Obstetrics and Gynecologic simulation based curricula. MedStar SiTEL is one of 22 centers in the consortium geographically located across the United States.



MedStar SiTEL is an endorsed program of the American Society for Anesthesiologists Simulation Education Network (SEN). The network promotes learning through simulation and provides training to satisfy the American Board of Anesthesiology’s certification requirements.




PrintMedStar SiTEL is an approved Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) training center. The SAGES Fundamentals of Endoscopic SurgeryTM (FES) program is a comprehensive educational and assessment tool designed to teach and evaluate the fundamental knowledge, clinical judgment and technical skills required in the performance of basic gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic surgery (endoscopy). The goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of endoscopic surgery in a consistent, scientifically accepted format, and to test cognitive and technical skills all with the goal of improving the quality of patient care.