UCLA Simulation Center
The UCLA Simulation Center is located on the A-floor of the Learning Resource Center at 700 Westwood Plaza, across from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Our newly renovated facility provides 9,000 square feet of space and access to state of the art simulation technology for healthcare training.
The UCLA Simulation Center gratefully acknowledges Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld, whose generosity has helped UCLA maintain its role as a leader in this technology. UCLA was among the first institutions to integrate simulation technology, which has now become a standard for medical education, surgical training and health care team training. Such programs have resulted in improved performance, quicker response time, and less deviation from practice standards. Healthcare simulators increase trainee confidence and competence, improve patient safety, and can also yield cost and process efficiencies. UCLA's Simulation Training Program has grown steadily to meet a growing list of educational objectives within the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and its affiliated partners and schools thanks in large part to the vision and commitment of Maxine and Gene.
The mission of the UCLA Simulation Center is to improve patient safety and advance healthcare education through deliberate practice, interprofessional team training, and innovative research using multimodal simulations.
The UCLA Simulation Center was the first in Southern California to provide simulation-based training to medical students and residents.
Established in 1996 by the Department of Anesthesiology, it subsequently evolved to a joint venture between the Department of Anesthesiology and the School of Medicine. Collaborations with the School of Nursing, the School of Dentistry and the UCLA Health System have made our facility an interprofessional training center. Trainees come from UCLA and its affiliated hospitals Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, King/Drew Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.