Welcoming A Comprehensive Center for Talent Training— The Inauguration of the Healthcare Education Simulation Building

Source: Office of Academic Affairs

Published on 2024-02-27

In November of 2023, Taipei Medical University (TMU) celebrated the grand inauguration of the Healthcare Education Simulation Building, a testament to the university’s dedication to the evolution of medical education.

TMU has been at the forefront of medical education since 2013, spearheading its achievements through the establishment of the Center for Education in Medical Simulation (CEMS). With a monumental move to the Daan Campus in May 2017, CEMS transcended from its initial iteration, CEMS 1.0, to the groundbreaking CEMS 2.0, fostering a progressive teaching environment. A decade of development culminated in the unveiling of a cutting-edge healthcare education simulation building at the TMU main campus, symbolizing the institution’s commitment to pioneering clinical education.

Che-Wei Lin, Director of CEMS believed that CEMS would serve as an important training hub for TMU’s students in the future (left) and the simulated wards in CEMS (right).

This paradigm shift from physical models to the immersive realms of virtual reality era marks the introduction of CEMS 3.0, opening a new chapter in continuous medical education and underlining TMU’s strong commitment to future advancements.

The Healthcare Education Simulation Building now stands as a beacon of contemporary academic excellence:

  • The 1st Floor houses 10 meticulously designed simulated wards, providing healthcare students with opportunities for hands-on patient care practice.
  • Ascending to the 2nd Floor, the space is featured with simulated spaces such as operation rooms, ICUs, delivery rooms, and immersive virtual reality classrooms, where experiential learning thrives in intricate clinical scenarios, shaping the next generation of medical professionals.
  • The 3rd Floor accommodates 12 Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) stations, dedicated to fostering skill training and in-depth discussions among aspiring medical practitioners.

    The Healthcare Education Simulation contains ten simulated wards (left) and multiple spaces for simulated operations rooms, ICUs, delivery rooms, etc. (right).

Functioning as a nexus for professional knowledge and cutting-edge technology, this building employs highly realistic simulations to enhance learners’ clinical acumen, teamwork, and decision-making skills. Envisioned as a cradle for cultivating exceptional medical talents, the Healthcare Education Simulation Building lays a robust foundation for the future of medical advancements at TMU.