It was established in the year 2015 aiming at improving the clinical skills of students throughout their medical Faculty years. Modern medical education promotes medical students’ clinical operating capacity rather than the mastery of theoretical knowledge. To accomplish this objective, clinical skill training using various simulations has been worked on and introduced into medical education to cultivate creativity and practical skills of students.
The center is basically available for medical students throughout the pre-clerkship and clerkship years of medical study starting from year 2 up till year 6 and it is an essential link between their training and their future clinical experience. Simulation-Based Learning has proven to be an effective tool for assessing technical skills, critical thinking, and team-orientated behavior throughout its sessions. The center consists of five simulation rooms: one scenarios’ room, medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, ophthalmology & ENT, and basic surgical skills & laparoscopic training rooms. The scenarios’ room is equipped with state-of-the-art computerized mannequins that display symptoms and distress the same way real patients do: dilated pupils, low heart rate, coughing, and sweating. The mannequins allow students the chance to practice procedures such as putting in a blood line or intubation before trying it on a human patient. The room is fully wired for audio and video, so faculty members are able to watch students’ performances from central control room and provide post-procedural training in a debriefing session watched by the group. In addition to the simulation rooms there are available patient history taking and exam rooms where students can practice taking medical histories and refine their bedside manner with standardized patient-actors.
Several workshops are conducted for undergraduate and postgraduate students and physicians in various ultrasound applications and also to promote important surgical and laparoscopic skills.