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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

Our state-of-the-art medical education center on the university campus serves 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®)
    The UC Irvine Medical Education Simulation Center is 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
    This intensive two-day instructor course designated for healthcare simulation instructors is designed to combine elements of theory, practice and immersive experiential learning focusing on simulation as a teaching tool.

  • ACLS and BLS
    This self-paced online and skills practice course is approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) for certification in ACLS and BLS. View Heart Code FAQ ›

  • Curriculum Development Course
    This one-day course focuses on curriculum development and how to integrate simulation course curriculum into a development model. It is based on the ADDIE model of curriculum development.

  • Simulation Operations Planning and Management (SOPM) Course
    This one-day course focuses on topics specific to operations and oversight. You will learn key factors to consider when designing or building simulation spaces or centers, scheduling, program and background management, as well as policies and procedures.

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