The Mission of the 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 Surgical Education 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. 

Education Fellowship

This is an American College of Surgeons – Education Institutes Accredited Fellowship in Simulation and Education in Surgery. The intent of the fellowship is to equip surgeons with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for leadership positions in undergraduate and graduate medical education.

 

Research

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.  

OR interCEPT

OR Inter-professional Communication Education Program for Teamwork. interCEPT provides improvement of interdisciplinary communication and teamwork in the operating room in-situ sumulation and debrief.

Simulation & Education

The research activities in the Goodman Center focus on education and training for its learner population, to improve the trajectory of skills and enhance communication between team members in and outside the surgical suite.

Community Outreach

The Goodman Surgical Education Center provides Tours and Outreach Opportunities for the community and for students who are interested in careers in medicine.