MEDICAL SIMULATION CENTER
At the turn of the millennium, TCU the department of Anatomy proposed to the Dharma master Cheng Yen of Tzu-Chi to pioneer a clinical skill program based on un-embalmed bodies for those who wished to dedicate themselves to medical education.
This marked a new era of medical education in Taiwan. The new curriculum was an interaction-based and silent mentor-based clinical skill training program.
Following the success of the first simulation course, the university configured a surgery simulation room with eight simulation tables and designed with a quick freezing facility. With the advances of the operations and to accommodate more disciplines in training, the facility underwent a renovation and the new Medical Simulation Center launched September 2008.
The program consists of two and a half days of basic clinical skill training for interns at the beginning of surgery rotations. Training focuses mainly on life-saving techniques, followed by one and a half day of advanced surgery training centered for medical professionals. Basic clinical skill training on silent mentors is a requirement for the university’s medical students during their internship and serves as an important platform for interacting and training medical students and surgeons from sister schools and universities.
The program has received the attention of many medical education professions around the world, including Pulitzer journalist Ian Johnson. His story was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal.
Director of the Medical Simulation Center
Ph | 886-3-856-5301 ext. 7162