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About Us

The Surgical Education Center (SEC), established by the UC Irvine School of Medicine in 2003, is a state-of-the-art center dedicated to providing the highest quality surgical education and cutting-edge research facilities for UC Irvine faculty, residents, medical students and allied health professionals.

The SEC, which is also available to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, as well as community surgeons, offers:

  • Hands-on surgical courses
  • Translational and in-vivo studies
  • Product development and prototype device testing
  • Company sales team training
  • Community outreach

The SEC is certified as a Level I Education Center by the American College of Surgeons and was among the first in the nation to receive this designation in 2003.

The SEC occupies more than 15,000 square feet within Edward Shanbrom Hall on the UC Irvine Medical Center campus in the City of Orange. The facilities include:

  • A surgical skills laboratory suite, where surgical education and research are conducted
  • A simulation laboratory suite, where simulation training technology can be applied to learning new techniques and procedures.
  • Multiple education conference rooms that can accommodate small as well as large (up to 50 participants) groups