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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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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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Accredited Education Institutes

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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.

  • Curriculum Development Course
    1 Day course that focuses on curriculum development and how to integrate simulation course curriculum into a development model. This course focuses on the ADDIE model of curriculum development.

  • Simulation Operations Planning and Management (SOPM) Course
    1 day course that focuses on topics specifically to operations and oversight. You will learn key factors to think about if designing or building simulation spaces or centers, scheduling, program and background management, and policies and procedures.

  • Simulation Programming Course
    1 day course designed to give users and entry level simulation specialists an understanding how to program scenarios using Laerdal 3G, Laerdal SimMan Classic, and Gaumard software.