Simulation Programs

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Simulation Programs

Inova is home to two world-class medical simulation programs, ASTEC and ICAMS.


The Advanced Surgical Technology and Education Center (ASTEC) on the Inova Fairfax Medical Campus is the most technologically advanced surgery simulation facility in the region. The center provides surgeons, surgical residents and surgical teams unsurpassed real-time surgical training and education to improve skills, allow for observation and evaluation, and provide teambuilding opportunities to benefit patient care and safety.

Visit the ASTEC site


The Inova Center for Advanced Medical Simulation (ICAMS) provides a safe, state-of-the-art environment for a multitude of advanced simulation and teamwork trainings. This 12,000 sq. ft. healthcare-centered center is one of the most robust in the region. ICAMS offers simulation services to the entire Inova Health System in everything from low-fidelity procedural simulations, high-fidelity patient simulations, and standardized patient encounters to communication, teamwork, workflow and handoff training. It promotes interprofessional and interdepartmental collaboration through a wide-variety of quality simulation training to enhance patient safety, teamwork, critical thinking, research and the patient experience.

Visit the ICAMS site