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Baystate Simulation Center & Goldberg Surgical Skills Laboratory

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The Baystate Simulation Center and Goldberg Surgical Skills Laboratory is one of the first simulation centers in the world to be accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level I Comprehensive Education Institute. 

The 4,000 square foot fully-staffed facility has three patient simulation rooms, an operative suite, a control room with video and teleconferencing capabilities.

Multidisciplinary Training

The Center provides orientation and preparation, education, assessment, remediation, certification, research and community outreach opportunities for a variety of learners in multiple specialty areas.

Students, residents, advanced level practitioners, pre-hospital emergency medical technicians, nurses, fellows, practicing physicians and other healthcare personnel all have opportunities to participate in cognitive and procedural skills training.

new resident simulation center orientation
Interdisciplinary OR Team patient simulation
Orientation Boot Camp
Residency Training
Interdisciplinary OR Team
Patient Simulation


Basic and advanced core competency training and assessment, development and maintenance of proficiency in technical and patient care abilities, advancement and improvement of knowledge, skills and behaviors required of healthcare professionals in undergraduate and graduate medical education takes place with individuals, groups, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams, both within the Center and through in-situ simulation where appropriate.

Specialty Areas of Training

  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Surgery
  • Multiple subspecialty programs

Simulation Resources