Clinical Skills

Getting started

Teaching at the DGSOM means preparing and inspiring future leaders in health and medicine. This central academic pillar carries numerous rewards, but also numerous challenges that may be compounded in remote learning environments.

A trainee in the CASIT lab
Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Training

These resources empower faculty to move beyond challenges and make a lasting impact on young physicians, physician-scientists, and researchers.

Center for Advanced Surgical & Interventional Technology (CASIT)

» Advanced Surgical Simulators

CASIT's mission is to define and advance the state of the art of surgical and interventional technology, to revolutionize surgical education and training, to enable the development of unprecedented accuracy and precision in the performance of minimally invasive procedures, and to deliver novel, interventional therapies to patients.
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Continuing Medical Education

» On-Demand Courses

The David Geffen School of Medicine offers Grand Rounds Online (GRO) activities that are:

  • Available On-Demand and free of cost
  • Restricted to UCLA constituents who have a "" email address
  • Protected by access codes needed for registration

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» Simulation Training for Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®)

UCLA offers a one-day simulation training course in anesthesia crisis management. As one of ASA’s endorsed programs, our course can be used toward Part IV (Practice Performance Assessment & Improvement) of Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology (MOCA®). Learn more →

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» Live Courses

The Office of Continuing Medical Education offers in-person courses throughout the year (All courses have been moved to a virtual format until further notice).

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Grand Rounds

» Grand Rounds Schedule

See this educational methodology in action across multiple departments and multidisciplinary areas.

  • Conference style presentations
  • In-person and virtual schedules
  • Various locations

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UCLA Simulation Center

» General Information

Our Sim Center Team is here to help you develop a curriculum, support simulation training, and evaluate learning outcomes.

For technology-based tools:

For Standardized Patients:

We work closely with:

» Simulation Instructor Training

The UCLA Simulation Instructor Training course is a two-day course for those who would like to learn more about teaching with high-fidelity scenario-based simulation. The course objectives are to explore the key elements/theories behind simulation-based education and instruction, practice effective debriefing techniques, and develop and pilot a simulation scenario. Learn more →

» Team Training

Train in various team simulations managing codes and critical scenarios. The courses emphasize effective teamwork, communication, and resource management. Learn more →