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 »

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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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