Simulation training in medical education in focus
Dubai, January 8, 2014
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), a health and wellness destination that brings together services in healthcare, medical education and research, recently hosted a senior European delegation and discussed the use of simulation training in medical education.
The delegation, which included Dr Ralf Krage, president of the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (Sesam), a network of simulation professionals, and members of the Adam Simulation Group at the VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, met Raja Al Gurg, vice-chairperson of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA), DHCC Board members and the management of the Khalaf Al Habtoor Foundation.
They also discussed about opportunities for collaboration and knowledge sharing.
Some of the ideas discussed and to be explored further included integrating simulation in the local undergraduate curricula by partnering with UAE-based universities and conducting regular video conferences with leading international faculty members to support local training sessions.
Dr Amer Sharif, managing director – Education, DHCC said: “There is no doubt that simulation training in medical education is critical. Not only does simulation training help medical professional prepare to deal with unanticipated medical events, but it also develops communication skills, increases confidence, and improves performance.”
“Sesam’s visit allowed us the opportunity to discuss with international experts the best ways to maximise the benefits of having high-fidelity patient simulators at the centre. It has also allowed us to develop stronger relationships with key European healthcare professionals.”
Dr Krage will also take part in the upcoming UAE Clinical Simulation Conference, titled “Simulation: A story board for training” and is set to take place at Dubai’s Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Centre from February 25 to 27. - TradeArabia News Service