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Education

UC Irvine's Surgical Education Center is dedicated to providing the highest quality education to healthcare providers. The resources available to our educators allow for unparalleled teaching opportunities in a broad range of surgical diseases and leading-edge technology.

The Surgical Education Center was the first facility in California to be designated as an American College of Surgeons Level I Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute.

This state-of-the-art simulation center, designed to promote patient safety by facilitating training in both common and advanced surgical procedures, allows practice and assessment of technical skills and procedures outside of the operating room.

The center is nationally and internationally recognized for fostering a unique leaning opportunity for community surgeons, fellows, residents, medical students and other members of the surgical team. More than 4,500 medical personnel from around the world have participated in the innovative, state-of-the-art courses taught here.

The urology mini-fellowship program is designed to provide a one-week, in-depth experience in a surgical module to postgraduate urologists. In addition to the other surgical techniques featured, we provide courses in both basic and advanced robotic surgery for certification in urology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, gynecology, plastic surgery and gastrointestinal surgery. More than 500 surgeons have received robotic certification through the Surgical Education Center.

 In January 2010, a fresh tissue laboratory opened, allowing us to offer the only training center of its kind in California and one of only a few in the United States.  

The center also sponsors annual symposia and conferences, including the first international Pacific Rim Robotics Conference, which attracted more than 300 participants from throughout the world.

acs logo The Surgical Education Center is an American College of Surgeons Level I Comprehensive Accredited Education Institute.