The Clinical Education Centre is a unique educational facility synonymous with the “caring” part of health care. It complements the traditional opportunities for health sciences students to learn and develop their clinical and communication skills. The product of a university/corporate partnership within the health sciences disciplines, the Centre encompasses inter-professional learning opportunities and state-of-the-art technology.
Clinical Simulation Centre
With the goal of excellence in clinical care and patient welfare, the Faculty of Health Sciences has provided simulation based education for thousands of health sciences students in clinical and surgical skills over the past 7 years. Recognizing the growing importance of patient simulation and surgical skills in health sciences education, the New Medical Building at Queen's University houses 8,000 square feet of clinical simulation space.
Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice
The Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice (OIPEP) strives to create common strategies, content and resources for interprofessional teaching, learning, and practice for health sciences students and faculty. Interprofessional Education (IPE) provides medical, nursing and rehabilitation therapy students with opportunities to learn from, with and about other health professionals. IPE facilitates the development of knowledge and skills to enhance team function and support collaborative, patient-centred care.
Queen’s School of Medicine Regional Education office arranges accommodation, phone access, internet connectivity and travel reimbursement for Undergraduate and FRCP Postgraduate learners while they are on out-of-town rotations. Approximately 25 hours per week of seminar material is broadcast throughout our learning community and made available for learners on rotation. Regular Faculty Development sessions are offered at each major site. Discipline-specific Grand Rounds and sub-specialty rounds are provided via videoconferencing to 160 regional faculty and 70 learners on a regular schedule. The most frequent sites for regional rotations are the Southeastern Communities of Brockville, Belleville, Peterborough, Oshawa and Markham. Regional Education works collaboratively with ROMP and ERMEP for rotations in smaller Ontario communities.
Educational Support Services
The MEdTech Unit aims to enhance learning and teaching by integrating effective educational technology solutions into the medical curriculum. The unit has developed MEdTech Central, which is a web-based application that provides ubiquitous access to schedules, learning resources (such as lecture notes and podcasts), and to online collaboration tools. Learn more about MEdTech Central or log in here.