WISH (WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare)

WISH is the University of Washington’s premiere simulation training facility for healthcare education serving the WWAMI region. It connects over 30 departments and programs throughout UW Medicine, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, and Physician Assistant Training Program (MEDEX). WISH strives to improve the quality of healthcare education through technology, providing learners with a safe training environment where they can learn and practice their skills before ever using them on a patient.


Find courses and training locations to learn about Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).

The UW Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine and Harborview both offer ACLS courses. For all Harborview courses, contact

The Cascade Training Center in Seattle also offers several healthcare classes.

CME (Continuing Medical Education) Courses

The University of Washington School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education strives to provide high quality educational opportunities for physicians and other healthcare providers which enhance their knowledge, skill and professional performance. We are dedicated to improving overall patient care and the general health and well-being of the public. Check with your department for department-specific CME courses.

UW Medicine Clinical Toolkit

The UW Medicine clinical toolkit allows access to clinical tools for Seattle-area practice sites such as EMRs, imaging, forms, and policies.

Quality Improvement

Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety

The Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality is an innovative training opportunity run jointly by Seattle Children’s Hospital and the UW Medicine Center for Patient Care Quality and Safety. The program builds a cadre of front-line clinicians with the skills and knowledge to identify gaps and propose solutions to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of care delivery and strengthen the provider-patient relationship. Participants will also develop skills necessary to effectively disseminate their work and build a track record of scholarship in patient safety and quality.

Questions? Email Andrew White at

IHI Open School

The IHI Open School brings essential training and tools in an online, educational community to help you and your team deliver excellent, safe care. When you engage with the Open School courses and Chapters, you join more than 500,000 learners from universities, organizations, and health systems around the world in building core skills in improvement, safety, and leadership.