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 »


Simulation Instructor Course

August 3-4, 2015

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Dr. David M. Gaba was quoted in the US News & World Report on May 29, 2015 in an article titled: Gaming the System

To download the article please click here.

Congratulations Dr. David M. Gaba for receiving the 2015 Bernard H. Eliasberg Award

The Bernard H. Eliasberg Award is presented in recognition of Dr. Gaba's Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Anesthesiology


Eliasberg Award

At the WGEA Conference in San Diego, CA on April 23-26, 2015

Dr. Andrew Nevins, Irina M. Russell, PhD, Sandra J. Feaster, RN, MBA, Karen Thomson Hall, Kriuthiga Nandagopal, PhD, and Dr. David M. Gaba

presented a poster on "The value of consistency: exploring trends in 10 years' worth of data on clinical readiness"


WGEA Poster



Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) Course Offerings

All Dates Below are Currently Full:

*June 26, 2015

*(Pediatric Faculty, Pediatric Case Scenarios)


July 17th, September 28th, October 2nd 2015,


2016 dates are fothcoming


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The Stanford Aesthesia 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.
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