About CISL

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).

To achieve a further integration in the application of simulation in our own system and to reap the maximum scholarly benefit offered by individual laboratories and investigators, Stanford University School of Medicine created the Center for Immersive and Simulation based Learning (CISL), led by the Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning, David M. Gaba, MD.

At CISL, our aim is to provide the coordination and integration of effort and link the activities of the diverse simulation facilities and experts within Stanford Medicine. CISL provides a single point of focus and expertise on the use of ISL techniques in health care. Additionally, CISL operates the Goodman Immersive Learning Center (ILC), a 28,000 square foot, state-of-the-art simulation facility that serves as the hub for immersive learning activities in the medical school. The ILC faculty and staff provide expertise and assistance in the development of simulation-based curricula for all levels of learners.