University of Pittsburgh

Valerie L. Fulmer

Valerie 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 vfulmer@medschool.pitt.edu

Valerie Fulmer is the Operations Director and Standardized Patient (SP) trainer/educator for the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Standardized Patient Program. Valerie attended Geneva College with a major in psychology and minor in Theatre and got her BA at the University of Pittsburgh. She oversees all SP teaching and testing sessions at the Medical School; hires, trains, and oversees 140+ SP employees; develops materials; and maintains the Program. In addition to supporting over 35 events within the medical school curricula, the SP Program works with health and other professionals from a variety of backgrounds such as nursing, pharmacy, dental, physician assistants, residency programs, business, psychology and Veteran Affairs.

With more than ten years of involvement in the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE), Valerie now serves as Editor-in-Chief of the ASPE News online journal, Chair of the Publications Committee, and is on the abstract review committee for conference submissions. Valerie is also a member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSIH) and SIMOne, Ontario Simulation Network.