CIME Newsletter

Edition 43



















In Memoriam: Professor Charles Docherty


We are deeply saddened by the passing of our colleague, Professor Charles Docherty, Global Director, CIME. Professor Docherty passed away peacefully on 13 February 2023 surrounded by his family after battling a serious illness. Professor Docherty's contributions to healthcare simulation education were immeasurable, and he will be missed greatly.













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Dr Faisal Ismail appointed as Interim Director, CIME


Dr Faisal Ismail recently assumed the position of Interim Director for CIME. Dr Ismail is an Associate Professor and Gastroenterologist, as well as Vice-Chair, Education in the Department of Medicine at AKU. Dr Ismail is an educator with a keen interest in Healthcare Simulation. He is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE), a qualification bestowed by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH) and has a Masters’ degree in Healthcare Simulation from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, USA.












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CIME celebrates 5 years of pioneering healthcare simulation


Five years ago, on December 15, 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan inaugurated the AKU's Centre for Innovation in Medical Education in Pakistan. In the last few years, CIME has fast acquired the reputation of being the most advanced healthcare simulation centre in Pakistan and East Africa, and the first in South Asia to be accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).












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Nairobi’s first-ever simulation based Nursing Orientation Programme


The transition from nursing school to the hospital working environment can be daunting for nursing graduates as they realize there is a gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application.


To bridge this gap, the AKUH's Nursing Education Services (NES), in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation in Medical Education – Nairobi, conducted the first-ever simulation based Nursing Orientation Programme on February 2-3, 2023.












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Clinical Simulation Educators Programme enhances teaching capacity at AKU and beyond

The Clinical Simulation Educators Programme (CSEP) has emerged as an indispensable resource in enhancing the teaching capacity of faculty members to conduct simulation-based education at the Aga Khan University and beyond. This intensive five-day in-person programme, delivered by the centre's qualified educators in partnership with experienced faculty, is tailored to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively incorporate clinical simulation into their teaching methodology, enabling them to deliver high-quality education to their students.












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