Our Goals

The Center for Professional Development and Simulation at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center provides meaningful benefits to health care providers, patients and Beth Israel Lahey Health by:

  • Performing scientifically sound and meaningful research in medical education and simulation training. 
  • Presenting education and training programs for health care professionals that improve patient safety and quality of care through a broad range of simulation, team experience and novel instructional methods by embracing new technology.
  • Providing leadership in the development of educational standards and policy at the local, regional, national and international levels. 
  • Through Lahey’s partnership with Tufts University School of Medicine and affiliated institutions, establishing a network to foster clinical innovation and knowledge transfer in order to be a resource for community-based care.

What We Offer

Our center provides training and education with the latest simulation equipment for health care professionals. We offer opportunities for professional development, simulation-based training and research. 

We are dedicated to improving the quality of care at Lahey and in the greater medical community through collaboration.

American College of Surgeons Accredited Simulation Fellowship

As an accredited Level 1 American College of Surgeons Education Institute, the Lahey Center for Professional Development and Simulation offers a fully funded one-year ACS Accredited Fellowship.

Our Facilities

Our center has special training rooms housed with the latest simulation equipment and technology. Our facilities include, but are not limited to, inpatient rooms, operating rooms, skills training and debriefing rooms. We can also stream videos, such as livestreaming of mock codes or genuine operating room cases. Our facilities can accommodate both small and large groups.

Take a virtual tour of our new simulation lab expansion.

Take a virtual tour of our simulation lab.

For Providers

Health care providers can receive expert training and education from Lahey physicians who are renowned in their field. We offer training and credentialing in multiple areas, including the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS), Fundamentals in Endoscopic Surgery (FES) and Fundamentals in the Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE), as well as specialized courses in laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

What sets us apart is our strong commitment to team training. Multidisciplinary patient care is the hallmark of Lahey, and we support this by training entire care teams, such as trauma and code teams, to ensure the best possible patient care and cooperation, especially while performing in high-stress environments.

Learn more about our clinical skills and team training programs. 

For Patients

Our core mission is to provide the safest patient care and the best experience possible. Our facilities allow providers to rehearse procedures and teamwork skills before stepping into the patient care environment. The concept of “practice makes perfect” is evident in all the work we do. 

For Industry

We welcome industry groups to rent our state-of-the-art facilities to host training sessions or to facilitate product development. Learn more about our opportunities for industry groups.