Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning

Real Training from Simulated Experiences

The CISL Organization: The Stanford University School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals are home to world pioneers of techniques, technologies and applications for immersive and simulation-based learning (ISL). Stanford currently has four internationally recognized simulation groups... More »

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What is ISL? “Simulation” is a set of techniques – not a technology per se – to replace or amplify real experiences with planned experiences, often immersive in nature, that evoke or replicate substantial aspects of the real world in a fully interactive fashion. “Immersive” conveys the sense that participants have of being immersed in a task or setting as they would if it were the real world. More »

The ILC: The Goodman Immersive Learning Center is a state of the art simulation facility that provides education and training to learners of all levels throughout Stanford School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals (collectively termed SUMC). More »

Event Calendar: Experience simulation for yourself by attending CISL events and programs. More »

Stay Up to Date: News, announcements, and other updates can be found at the CISL Blog or by following @StanfordCISL on Twitter. CISL Blog »



Dr. Nik Blevins and team are featured in the NY Times.  Please click the link to find out more on their work on the haptics of performing delicate simulated ear surgery. 

Save the Date:

CISL Symposium

November 12th, 2014

More details to follow.

The Stanford Anesthesia Cognitive Aid Group is pleased to announce a free PDF of the Emergency Manual: Cognitive Aids for Perioperative Critical Events, which contains 23 critical events, as well as Crisis Resource Management principles.
Click here to download a copy and see more information.


Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) Course Offerings

October 3, 2014 (FULL)

Additional Dates are fothcoming

Click here for waitlist information

Simulation Instructor Course 2-Day

August 4th-5th, 2014


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