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      American Heart Association BLS, ACLS and PALS courses are now offered at the Kanbar Center 



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  1. Kanbar News

    Sandrijn van Schaik named Baum Family Presidential Chair in Experiential Learning
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics Sandrijn van Schaik, MD, PhD received the Baum Family Presidential Chair for Experiential Learning this week. The appointment was presented in recognition of her transformative contributions in interprofessional experiential learning and exemplary leadership in supporting UCSF’s commitment to educating 21st century physicians. Read the full story here. 

    Kanbar Center is now offering American Heart Association Emergency Cardiac Care courses, including BLS, ACLS and PALS for a nominal fee. For more information click here.

    Kanbar Simulation and Scholarship meetings are starting up again! The sessions take place every 2nd Monday of the month, 12-1pm in room CL-201 in the Parnassus Library, with a webex call-in options. For more information click here.

    Teach for UCSF: Attend 2-3 workshop per year to complete the certificate in 2-4 years. Expected time investment ranges from 4-16 hours per year. Participate actively in workshops. Demonstrate skills by completing a performance assessment checklist during each workshop. Set personal goals for applying the skills learned to their own practice setting. For more information click here.

    Teach for UCSF Simulation Teaching Certificate. For more information click here.

    Teach for UCSF Clinical Teaching Certificate. For more information click here 

    New equipment at Kanbar:

    MamaBreast is a wearable simulator that allows highly realistic simulation of breast feeding and breastmilk expression. For more information click here.

    Mama-U represents a postpartum uterus after birth. It supports training in postpartum IUD and uterine balloon tamponade insertions and other postpartum uterus interventions. The model is ultra-portable and can be used as a tabletop model for task training, or inside MamaNatalie for a complete birth simulation. For more information click here.

  2. Mission

    We support UCSF's educational mission of teaching, learning, and assessment through simulation recreating routine and complex situations, thereby improving patient care and safety. The center serves all five health professional schools at UCSF and provides learning opportunities across the continuum of health professions education.


    Innovations and scholarship are a major focus of our center, where novel programs include interprofessional sessions with standardized patients, hybrid simulations focused on the ethics of healthcare, and longitudinal curricula that incorporate the the principles of viacarious learning.

    Simulation Fellowship

    The UCSF Simulation Fellowship Program is a 1-year non-ACGME fellowship. The overall goals of the fellowship are to develop expertise in simulation as an educational strategy, and to acquire foundational skills to conduct scholarly work in the area of simulation. for more information.