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.

Education & Research

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.

Surgical Skills Traning

The Goodman Simulation Center is a Level 1 American College of Surgeons Accredited Educational Institute as well as a Fundamentals of Laproscopic Surgery (FLS) approve test site. 


The Goodman Simulation Center participates in the consortium of the Center for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning at Stanford (CISL).  The Goodman Simulation Center Center is operational thanks to the donors, the School of Medicine, Stanford University Hospital, and the Department of Surgery. 

January 2014

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.