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.  

American College of Surgeons 2015 Clinical Congress

Dana Lin, MD, FACS

Goodman Director of Programs, Dr. Dana Lin, is inducted as a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.  Congratulations Dana!

Stanford's first Great Teaching Showcase

Goodman Director, Dr. Jim Lau was selected as one of 20 Stanford faculty to participate at Stanford's First Great Teaching Showcase sponsored by the Vice Provost John Mitchell and the Office of Teaching and Learning on October 2, 2015.  

Medical Education Seminar Series

Goodman Director, Dr. Jim Lau presented the inaugural session for the Medical Education Seminar Series on September 23, 2015

"Medical Education.  Surgical Principles.  Anything is possible." 

Da Vinci Robot Bookings

Only residents in the robot curriculum can book time on the Da Vinci Robot.