Since becoming director of the UAB Clinical Skills Center last December, Associate Professor of Medicine Shawn Galin Ph.D., has been overseeing a change that will bring the center under the governance of UAB’s new Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation (CIPES).
The Clinical Skills Center is where medical students taking Introduction to Clinical Medicine practice skills such as taking patient medical histories and performing physical examinations. It is also the testing space for medical students taking their Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE). The Center has 20 exam rooms outfitted with audio and visual recording equipment. During medical simulations, instructors watch students’ performances on TV monitors in a nearby room. Afterward, students are debriefed and offered instruction on how to improve their clinical skills and bedside manner. Read the full article here.