According to the Society for Simulation in Healthcare,

Simulation is the imitation or representation of one act or system by another. Healthcare simulations can be said to have four main purposes: education, assessment, research and health system integration in facilitating patient safety”.

The Utah Simulation Coalition resonates with this definition and focuses primarily on educating academicians on simulation.

The Utah Simulation Coalition (USC) believes simulation plays a role in risk reduction through the practice/simulation of an act using simulated equipment. Practice can lead to perfection; but, without practice there is no path to perfection. USC educates the academic public on the many uses of simulation as an error response teaching and learning strategy. It further teaches the academic public in simulation curricula building and integrating strategies.