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 Alexandra Buchanan, Director, Simulation and Educationr at

Course Name Intendend Audience Duration

Stanford MOCA® Simulation Course

  • Anesthesiologists
  • CRNAs
1 day
CISL Simulation Instructor Course Individual participants including:
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Healthcare educators
  • Administrators
  • Risk Management
  • Simulationists
2 days

Stanford Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) Simulation Course

Fulfill one requirement of Part IV of the ABA at Stanford!

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Monday, March 14, 2016 (FULL)

Monday, May 16, 2016 (FULL)

Friday, June 10, 2016 (3 seats available)

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Additional Dates are fothcoming

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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 Simulation Instructor Course

A fundamentals course for novice and intermediate instructors 

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14.75 CEU's are available but no CME Credit is available*

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The CISL Simulation Instructor Course is designed for individuals who are currently using or plan to use immersive and simulation-based learning techniques in their teaching. This two-day, interactive primer course provides a comprehensive introduction to ISL, including:

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

Participants will have ample opportunity to practice debriefing skills and techniques with direct feedback and coaching from CISL experts. In addition, participants will design and implement their own simulation scenarios in small groups, followed by additional debriefing practice.  

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Registration fee: $1,450 per individual (Stanford faculty rate available; please inquire for details) To register: contact Lexi Buchanan, Director, Simulation and Education, at

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