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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 on-site facility has a technical skills laboratory, three patient simulation rooms (which include an operative suite and adult and pediatric patient care areas), and a control room with audiovisual monitoring and teleconferencing capabilities.    

Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Training

The goal of the Center's services is to provide training in essential patient care skills in a safe, reproducible and supportive environment.

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

The Center's staff and leadership include simulation champions from the majority of clinical areas and professional training programs.

new resident simulation center orientation

Orientation Boot Camp
Residency Training
Interdisciplinary OR Team
Patient Simulation


Within the Center and through in-situ simulation, individuals, groups, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams participate in 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, graduate and continuing medical education.

Systems-based macrosimulations are also applied at various locations in order to assess potential latent safety challenges, emergency preparedness applications, and readiness for utilization and applications of advances in new hospital units. 

Specialty Areas of Training 

  • Anesthesiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medicine-Pediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Multiple sub-specialty programs