Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning

Professional Education at CISL

The Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning offers a wide variety of courses.  Please see the table below for current offerings.  Many of our courses are scheduled on demand and are tailored to the individuals and teams that attended.  

For more information about registering for a simulation course, please contact Michelle Otis, Education Program Manager at

Course Name Intendend Audience Duration

CISL CRM Instructor Workshop

Teams of 8-10, including:

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Healthcare educators
  • Administrators
  • Simulationists
2.5 days

Stanford MOCA® Simulation Course

  • Anesthesiologists
  • CRNAs
1 day
CISL CRM Debriefing Course (not currently offered)
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Healthcare educators
  • Administrators
  • Risk Management
  • Simulationists
1 day

Stanford Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCAฎ) Simulation Course
Fulfill one requirement of Part IV of the ABA at Stanford!

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The American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) now requires anesthesiologists to participate in one simulation-based training course every ten years in order to maintain certification. The Stanford MOCA Simulation Course fulfills one requirement of Part IV of the ABA in a state of the art simulation center located in the heart of the Stanford Medical School. Stanford University boasts a world renowned faculty who have been pioneers in the field of simulation as a methodology. They have been thought leaders and responsible for much of the work done in the field of anesthesia simulation. Stanford University is an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) Simulation Education Network (SEN) endorsed site. This exciting course allows each participant the opportunity to:

• participate in at least one scenario in the “hot seat"
• participate in at least one scenario as a secondary responder
• reflect on personal and team performance

All activity within this course, including your performance, is confidential. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet your ABA requirements with seasoned simulation faculty members.

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CISL Crisis Resource Management (CRM) Instructor Workshop
Want to include simulation in your teaching skill set?

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The CISL CRM Instructor Workshop is designed for all members of the healthcare team as well as staff members from simulation centers. This comprehensive two-and-a-half day course covers all aspects of the methodology of simulation-based learning including:

• adult learning theory
• crisis resource management (CRM) concepts
• scenario design
• debriefing

Participants will have the opportunity to learn from world renowned leaders in the field who have adapted this methodology from the field of aviation and other high consequence industries and contributed to the body of knowledge supporting simulation as an effective means of educating healthcare professionals. This course is applicable to interested educators including those:

• with access to a center
• considering opening a center
• conducting simulations in situ

This course has received overwhelmingly positive results and has been the catalyst for countless centers across the country and around the world. We encourage teams to attend this course together in order to promote a simulation network within their home institute.

Registration fee: $20,000 per team (up to 10 participants)
To register: contact Michelle Otis, Education Program Manager, at



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