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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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Accredited Education Institutes


Storz Center of Excellence

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 ›

  • Hospital Acute Response Training (AKA Code Training)
    This 2.5-hour course is designed to integrate the concepts of team dynamics and hospital-based critical incident response for interdisciplinary/inter-professional teams.