University of Washington Medical Center

WISH UWMC maintains a 2,000 sq. ft. facility, including a dry-lab/skills center, virtual O.R., conference center and administrative offices. It is located immediately adjacent to the UW Medical Center’s clinical areas providing quick and easy access for clinicians, medical students and allied medical professionals.


+Q: Where is WISH UWMC located?

We are located on the first floor of the University of Washington Medical Center's Surgery Pavilion.

+Q: When did WISH UWMC open?

WISH UWMC opened in 2007 and provides simulation and training facilities to more than 30 departments and programs across the UW Medicine enterprise.

+Q: What additional training is offered at WISH UWMC?

The training reach of WISH UWMC extends beyond the WISH facility into the University of Washington Medical Center through in-situ training sessions and weekly resident training sessions with the Department of Anesthesiology’s Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) lab.

WISH UWMC training is supplemented by the Center for Video Endoscopic Surgery (CVES) laboratory. The CVES lab is a 950 sq. ft. facility on the 6th floor of the UW Health Sciences Center and supports an extensive array of educational programs in open and minimally-invasive surgical techniques for medical students and residents in surgical disciplines.

Harborview Medical Center

WISH was proud to expand its training reach across the UW Medicine Health system with the expansion of its training program to a second WISH facility in January 2010. WISH HMC is 8,000 feet of versatile simulation space located on the 3rd floor of Harborview Medical Center’s Ninth & Jefferson building.


+Q: What type of rooms and equipment does WISH HMC have?

WISH HMC includes conference facilities, a classroom, virtual trauma bay, dry-lab skills area, virtual O.R., computing workstations and a reconfigurable nine-station wet/dry lab which accommodates cadaveric courses as well as dry lab simulations.

+Q: What makes WISH HMC unique?

WISH HMC is a state-of-the-art resource, utilizing specialty specific simulation and training focused on the needs of the region’s only Level I Trauma Center. All WISH HMC facilities have been specifically designed for multi-purpose use. Reconfigurable walls and mobile equipment allow for quick transitioning of the facility to accommodate an extensive variety of courses and group sizes.

Additional Facility Collaborations

+Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

Collaboration across UW Medicine entities continues to bolster support for simulation education and training from administration and hospital leadership. UW Medicine’s expansion to Northwest Hospital and Medical Center has allowed for additional medical student and nursing training opportunities at the facility’s Community Health Education and Simulation Center (CHESC). Hospital leadership is currently reviewing course offerings and training foci at Northwest Hospital & Medical Center to allow for the most efficient and standardized training across the system.

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+Seattle Children's

WISH continues to foster a collaborative relationship with the simulation training efforts of Seattle Children’s hospital. With many faculty shared by UW Medicine, the two entities continue to coordinate training efforts.

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+Valley Medical Center

In mid-2011, UW Medicine announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Valley Medical Center. As the expansion of UW Medicine to Valley MC develops, WISH looks forward to potential collaboration with this South King County medical facility.

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