Lebanese American University

Clinical Simulation Center

Dr. Nadia Asmar


Associate Director
4203-C, Chagoury Health Sciences Center, Byblos Campus
Phone: +961-9-547254 ext. 2837
Email: nadia.asmar@lau.edu.lb

The Use of Simulation-Based Education in the Medicine Curriculum

At our LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, simulation-based training techniques, tools, and strategies are applied in preclinical years of the curriculum. We use these learning experiences (such as physical examination and procedures training) in clinical skills and communication skills courses, as well as in assessment, namely through the Objective Structured Physical Exams (OSCEs).

Clinical years represent the period during which medical students begin to apply knowledge, skills and attitudes to the care of real patients. Therefore, simulation is used in each clerkship to teach cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills to individuals and teams. In addition, simulation-based education is used as an educational tool for our postgraduate students in multiple residency programs.

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