Translating education science into evidence-based educational practice


The future of medical education is using assessment data to improve how we train the next generation of providers. Unfortunately, collecting, storing, and analyzing these data are challenging for individual programs. In the past 10 years, thousands of faculty and trainees have used SIMPL assessment toolkits, including SIMPL OR, and SIMPL Bedside to improve assessment and feedback.

At the same time, the SIMPL collaborative network has used data from that assessment infrastructure to advance the science of medical education. Organized as a 501(c) 3 non-profit, the SIMPL collaborative now encompasses over 200 programs in 20 different specialties in 5 countries, all of whom share a common vision to support continuous improvement in the medical education system.


Toolkits are designed for rigorous, feasible workplace-based assessment and learning analytics across medical education.


SIMPL Members collaborate on networked educational quality improvement initiatives, multi-site research studies, and peer-reviewed research. Learn more about the efforts.

Our Vision

Learn more about SIMPL and how we are working together to improve medical education.

SIMPL Members

The Society for Improving Medical Professional Learning (SIMPL) is a 501c3 nonprofit research collaborative lead by volunteers who are dedicated to working towards a continuously improving medical education system.