Helping to Streamline the Process of Medical Teaching, This State–of–the–Art Facility Provides the Opportunity to Observe and Participate in Real–Life Medical Situations.
This 330,000 square foot clinical facility serves as the new focal point for patient care and education. Human Circuit provided services for design, engineering and the integration of AV equipment in its new Ambulatory Care Building Clinical Skills Center in New York City. Helping to streamline the process of medical teaching, this state–of–the–art facility provides the opportunity to observe and participate in real–life medical situations. Hands–on practice in realistic, yet non–life–or–death settings, is an advantage that only medical simulation training offers.
At the Clinical Skills Center, different areas of the facility focus on particular clinical situations, each presenting its own set of challenges. For example, recently in the exam room suite, first–year students practiced history–taking—interviewing patients about their background and lifestyle. These interactions allow students the opportunity to practice simple information–gathering from a patient in a thorough, comfortable and confidence–inspiring way.
The Center also has conference rooms where instructors and students can view any session in real time, or afterward on videotape. Critiquing a scenario can hone a variety of skills that students need to be good doctors. One of the most unique and important features of the Clinical Skills Center is the capability for faculty members to directly observe student–patient interactions and provide immediate feedback.
A customized operational and equipment support option was designed to ensure the long term health of the system as well as the investment. This choice is a cost effective and pre-emptive approach that eliminates an expensive, reactive response to problems that may occur down the road.