In June 2005, Weill Cornell Medicine in Qatar opened the first clinical skills center (CSC) in the region. Standardized Patients (SPs) and simulation models are used in the teaching and assessment of clinical skills. Modalities of teaching and assessment include large group lectures; small group guided practical teaching sessions and workshops; and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) using SPs, simulation models or a hybrid method.
Simulation based medical education provides risk-free learning that can encompass many complex elements of critical and rare clinical scenarios. The optimal integration of simulation based medical education into medical student, resident and fellow education is meant to complement direct bedside clinical instruction.
Our mission is to provide services in a state of the art clinical skills and simulation center that offers simulation-based medical education as an educational and/ or assessment modality that can assist/ augment purposeful goal-oriented skills-based learning and/or offer standardized skills assessments relevant to medical and allied health care professionals at various stages of training and practice, in Qatar.
Stella C. Major MBBS, FRCGP
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director of the Medicine, Patients and Society (MPS) II course
SP Program Coordinator