Grants for medical simulation

Significant award from the Department of Defense helped train combat medics

The Department of Defense awarded SimPORTAL it’s largest ever grant for medical simulation research in its history: $11.6 million

Funded for $11.6 million for three years by the Department of Defense, SimPortal trained the 7,000 combat medics who go through military training programs each year. 

The grant led to improvements in training the 7,000 combat medics who go through military training programs each year. This project was led by the former SimPORTAL Director, Robert Sweet, MD, FACS with the assistance of several key investigators, Dr. Greg Beilman, Dr. Danielle Hart, Dr. Jeff Chipman, Dr. Connie Schmitz, Dr. Joseph Clinton and COL Robert M. Rush, Jr., MD, FACS, Chief, Department of Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center.

SimPORTAL was very proud to partner with 60 former special operations medics who performed as either a rater or an instructor over the 3-year long research project. 


MedSim Team

Significant contributions to the project were made by SimPORTAL staff who worked tirelessly to ensure budgets and implementation were perfect. Research results are being published by the PI and key investigators.

Trauma research: Training for 911 paramedics

Prehopsital study

In January 2016, SimPORTAL partnered North Memorial Level 1 Trauma Hospital to conduct their annual skills training by conducting a high-stressed, realistic environment for 9-1-1 flight paramedics being called to a major trauma accident.

The research assessed the performance of its flight paramedics in both hemorrhage control and airway management.

This project was led by Dr. Greg Beilman along with key investigators. Results from this project are now being reported via presentations at professional organizations.

Prehopsital study - Helicopter