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 »


2015 IMSH

The CISL Associate Dean, Dr. David Gaba would like to congratulate our CISL Colleagues for presenting at the 2015 International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). Stanford University School of Medicine had over 25 members present on various topcis in the field of simulation. Please see below a list of Faculty, Trainees, Staff, and Alumni who taught workshops, gave presentations or presented posters.

Julie Arafeh, Larry Chu, Ruth Fanning, Sandi Feaster, Janene Fuerch-Hogan, Sara Goldhaber-Fiebert, Louis Halamek, Kyle Harrison, Anita Honkanen, Steve Howard, Nikita Joshi, James Lau, Jennifer Lee, Paul Mohabir, Teresa Roman-Micek Aleksandra Sarcevic, Cynthia Shum, Louise Wen, Nicole Yamada, Charles Lei, Vivian Lei, Michael Mayette, and Ankeet Udani.….  (we apologize if anyone was left off this list)

8th Annual CISL Symposium

Celebrating the 20th year of the Standarized Patient Program!

Keynote Speaker Gayle Gilva-McConveyDirector of Professional Skills Teaching & Assessment from Eastern Virginia Medical School

Please join us on Wednesday May 13th, 2015

Agenda is forthcoming

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Simulation Instructor Course

April 8th-9th, 2015

14.75 CEU's are available

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Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) Course Offerings

February 9th, May 11th, June 1st, 2015



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*June 26, 2014

*(Pediatric Faculty, Pediatric Case Scenarios)




Additional Dates are fothcoming


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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.




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