Facilities and Resources

The Critical Care Medicine Anesthesiology Fellowship sponsors the fellows' membership fees for the California Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Anesthesiologists and Society of Critical Care Medicine, as well as attendance to the annual Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists meeting.


The Department of Anesthesiology library, also known as the Learning Resources Center (LRC) is on the fourth floor of North Tower within the Department of Anesthesiology. It is supplied with current medical textbooks, journals, CDs, audiocassettes and computers with Internet access. The LRC always contains recent anesthesia texts and literature to keep our residents and faculty abreast of the current literature.

The Medical Library offers a full range of electronic and print resources emphasizing clinical medicine and is searchable using the library's electronic catalog. Also available are the education/consulting services of professional librarians, computers with Internet access to health and medical resources, newspapers and popular magazines.

The Women's Guild Simulation Center

The Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills is an immersive environment equipped with the latest in human patient simulators and medical devices. The center replicates the reality of professionals working together, performing different roles and navigating the latest technology within our system. Multiprofessional clinical skills development, teamwork, improvement of communication and, ultimately, patient safety are at the heart of the center's ethos. This proactive approach — training in teams, communicating in teams and solving problems in teams — helps Cedars-Sinai provide the best possible care to patients and provides staff with the latest in educational technology.

The Women's Guild Simulation Center comprises two fully equipped and functioning operating rooms, an intensive care unit (ICU), obstetrics/gynecology room and a trauma bay. In addition, it has a pediatric ICU, neonatal ICU and multiple rooms for skills training and development. The center also includes a fully equipped, computerized simulation room with simulators for practice in gastrointestinal/bronchoscopy procedures, laparoscopic, hysteroscopic, urologic, neurologic and cardiovascular procedures, ultrasound procedures and robotic surgery.