University of Pittsburgh

Valerie L. Fulmer

Director and SP Trainer/Educator, Standardized Patient Program

S592 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Phone: 412-648-8702
Fax: 412-383-7477

Valerie Fulmer is the Operations Director and Standardized Patient (SP) Educator for the Advanced Education Center of the Office of Medical Education, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is also the standing president of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE), an international association dedicated to best practice in SP Methodology.

She has worked at the University since 2002, and currently oversees operations, SP session design, and hiring and training of SP's at the Medical School. In addition to supporting over 25 repeating events within the medical school curricula, the SP Program works with health and toher professionals from a variety of backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, dental, physicia assistants, residency programs, business, psychology, and Veteran Affairs.

Valerie has presented dozens of workshops and posters at international standardized patient, simulation, and educational association conference, winning awards for outstanding educational innovation. Her work is published on Med Ed Portal, the medical education materials site for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Valerie has also served the ASPE organization as Editor-in-Chief of the ASPE-e-News online journal, Chair of the Publications Committee, member of the Board of Directors, and Co-Chair of the Abstract Review subcommittee. She is a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH), the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL), and the Society in Europe for Simulation applied to Medicine (SESAM). In 2015, she assisted the U of Pitt, School of Medicine in the opening of the Standardized Patient Program for partner school, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, Kazakhstan, which inspired her passion for helping implement new programs. Since then, she has presented on behalf of ASPE in China, Portugal, and France.