In line with the LAU Health Sciences Schools’ vision of developing a curriculum modeled after the highest quality standards of international medical education, a state-of-the-art innovative simulation center located in the Chagoury Health Sciences Center was inaugurated in August 2013.
The Clinical Simulation Center (LAU-CSC) is designed to support the interdisciplinary learning of LAU’s students from the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing, and School of Pharmacy.
These schools are among the first national and regional health sciences schools to integrate into their curriculums simulation technology, which has become the international standard for medical education, surgical training and professional development. LAU-CSC also serves the needs of the Lebanese American University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital (LAUMC–RH) as well as a resource to the larger health care community.
The center is accredited from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC), reflecting the center’s position as a leading simulation hub in Lebanon and the region. This also reflects the center’s ability to provide simulation-based education activities that model the highest administrative, educational, and ethical standards.
The center is a certified American Heart Association International Training Center, that delivers the Basic, Advanced and Pediatric Life Support courses, as well as the Neonatal Resuscitation Program in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.