Practical Skills Center of Karaganda State Medical University is recognised for its excellence!
International ASPIRE Board of distinguished leaders in medical education supported bt Association of medical education in Europe (АМЕЕ) recognised the excellence of Practical Skills Center of Karaganda State Medical University presenting it with the ASPIRE award for «Excellence in Simulation». The certificate and the trophy was officially presented at AMEE conference in Helsinki on August 28, 2017. Presently, KSMU is one of the first medical schools to receive this prestigious award. Only 38 medical schools across the globe has been awarded, including 5 in simulation.
This award is the sign of international recognition of longstanding efforts of the whole faculty of KSMU in promoting simulation in medical education. As has been mentioned at presentation of the award, the specific areas of excellence included the success KSMU has had in developing, implementing, expanding and disseminating a very large, robust simulation-based healthcare education program within only 10 years since its founding. The governance structure is well developed and will ensure sustainability. Evidence-based models for resource acquisition and utilization, curriculum development, assessment, faculty development and quality assurance are employed. In particular, the center is adept at identifying and solving problems in innovative ways.
The success of the center has led to its model being transferred to other schools in the region and to the creation of a new innovation center to facilitate this transfer and to develop new models of simulation-based learning and assessment. It was the reviewers’ consensus opinion this is an example of an excellent simulation program against which others can aspire.
More information on the award can be assessed at: https://www.aspire-to-excellence.org