The state-of-the-art innovative LAU Clinical Simulation Center (LAU-CSC) was inaugurated in August 2013 and is in-line with the LAU Health Sciences Schools’ vision of developing a curriculum modeled after the highest quality standards of international medical education.
Located in the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury Health Sciences Center on the Byblos Campus, the center 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 simulation technology, the latest international standard for medical education, surgical training and professional development, into their curriculums. In addition, the LAU-CSC serves the needs of the Lebanese American University Medical Center-Rizk Hospital (LAUMC–RH) and the larger healthcare 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 and its ability to provide simulation-based education activities that model the highest administrative, educational, and ethical standards.
The LAU-CSC is a certified American Heart Association International Training Center, delivering the Basic, Advanced and Pediatric Life Support courses and the Neonatal Resuscitation Program in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Steering Committee, composed of the deans of the three health sciences schools — Dr. Sola Aoun Bahous, Dr. Costantine Daher and Dr. Imad Btaiche, holds the overall responsibility for the direction and administrative oversight of the LAU Clinical Simulation Center.
The Liaison Committee, composed of members from the various health sciences schools, is chaired by LAU-CSC Director Dr. Vanda Abi Raad, Associate Director Dr. Nadia Asmar, in addition to Dr. Hanane Barakat of the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, Mrs. Mira Abi Saad Youssef of the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing, Dr. Lamis Karaoui of the School of Pharmacy, and CSC coordinators Mrs. Nelly Chammas and Mr. Rudy Bahri. It meets regularly to provide input and feedback on the services and resources of the LAU-CSC.