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 »



Congratulations to the Recipients of the CISL 2014 Mini-Grants! The Mini-Grants awarded are listed below:

Management of the Critically Ill Obstetric Patient, Multi-Modal Simulation Curriculum

by: Dr. Charles Lei

Pallitalk Dicussion Goals of Care

by: Dr. Stephanie Harman & Dr. Joshua Fronk

Simulation of Otolaryngology Emergencies

by: Dr. Jennifer Lee

Scrub Training Simulation Based Education Module for Medical Students

by: Dr. James Lau, Dr. Dana Lin, & Dr. Cara Lieber

Goodman Surgical Simulation Center is awarded 3 year re-accreditation of the American College of Surgeons Education Institute.  Congratulations to Dr. Lau and the GSSC team!

David Gaba, MD, Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning at Stanford School of Medicine, and the Goodman Immersive Learning Center are featured in the 2014 edition of U.S. News & World Report's Best Grad Schools issue. The issue also features a photo of the Emergency Nursing simulation training program in action.

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

MAR 24, 2014 (FULL)

MAY 2, 2014 (FULL)

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Simulation Instructor Course 2-Day


June 18th-19th, 2014

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