Goodman Surgical Education Center

The mission of the Department of Surgery at Stanford University is to provide excellent patient care, to deliver outstanding undergraduate and graduate education, and furthermore to invent the future of Surgery through a commitment to basic science, clinical research and innovation. To this end, the Goodman Simulation Center at Stanford is an integral part of these missions, and of the broad education programs throughout Stanford University School of Medicine.

Educational Programs

The Goodman Surgical Education Center has a robust educational curriculum including, Resident Education, Medical Students, Pre-Medical Students, and an ACS-AEI Accredited Surgical Simulation Fellowship. 


Our research endeavors include flipped classroom for medical student core clerkship, sub-optimal learning environment for medical students, technical skills assessments, and innovative self-assessment platforms.  

Letter from the Director

January 2015

The Goodman Simulation Center (GSC) and the Surgical Education Fellowship Program at the Department of Surgery at Stanford have been growing in scope and breadth over the last six months. 

We have been re-accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Education Institute for another three years.  The hard work of all those with the center have culminated in this re-accreditation.