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Ralph V. Clayman, M.D.

Ralph V. Clayman, M.D., Dean, UC Irvine School of Medicine

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Dr. Cameron Ricks

Welcome to the Medical Simulation Center Web site. Simulation provides a unique opportunity for students and residents to practice patient care and decision-making in a safe learning environment without any risk to patient lives.

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Dr. Gerald Maguire

Gerald Maguire, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean
Educational Affairs

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New Medical Education Building

A state-of-the-art, 65,000-square-foot facility was opened last month on the main campus to serve as an instructional hub for 1,100 medical students, residents and fellows. 

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Medical Simulation Courses

  • Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®)
    UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Center is now endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists® to provide Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®) simulation training.  Our simulation course fulfills one requirement of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s (ABA) Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology Program (MOCA®) Part IV.
  • Simulation Instructor Training Course
    An intensive 2-day instructor course designated for healthcare simulation instructors designed to combine elements of theory, practice, and immersive experiential learning focusing on simulation as a teaching tool.
  • ACLS, BLS and PALS
    A self-paced online and skills practice course approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) for certification in ACLS, BLS and PALS.
  • Simulation Operations and Programming Courses
    One, two, or three day courses are being offered to give users and programmers an understanding of how to program scenarios using Laerdal, Meti, or Gaumard software.  Participants will also obtain a basic understanding of manikin capabilities and how to run simulation sessions.