McGill Skills Center – Clinical and Communications Skills Program

Clinical simulation training allows significant education and practice prior to entry into the field of medicine


This goal of this project was to develop a new surgical and clinical skills teaching center as a vital part of the McGill medical training school. Educators recognized the value of a training center in primary care as patient demands became more complex and technological developments in primary care increased. Furthermore, operating rooms are becoming increasingly difficult to access for training purposes, slowing skill development for new surgeons. The new medical skills center at McGill was designed to facilitate the training needs of surgeons, as well as a variety of primary and specialist care training, including family doctors, occupational therapists, and nursing. This project resulted in the development of a new educational program, and hiring of the Manager, Instructional Designer, and Standardized Patient Coordinator.


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