Over the past 10 years, healthcare has experienced a vast increase in the number of simulation centers. There are about 1,000 centers in the United States and the number is expected to continue to increase. With high-risk specialties like emergency medicine, anesthesiology, and surgery leading the way, simulation-based training has evolved from a luxury to a necessity.

As more healthcare and academic institutions see the value of using simulation as a teaching/learning/evaluation tool, they need to design space to maximize simulation activities.