AKU’s Centre for Innovation in Medical Education in Pakistan has become the first simulation centre in South Asia to receive full 5-year accreditation in the discipline of teaching and education from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, SSH.
SSH noted that CIME’s most important strengths were: CIME has outstanding leadership in Professor Charles Docherty, who has 25 years of simulation educational experience; an outstanding team of well-educated and highly qualified members including simulation education analysts, technology analysts, simulation operations analysts and administrative analysts to support their broad learner reach; and support from the University’s leadership, including the Provost who is a strong advocate for the Centre. SSH also highlighted CIME's exemplary practice in running a 5-day Clinical Simulation Educators’ Course.
“We are honoured to receive this international accreditation from SSH. It is significant recognition of CIME becoming a leading global institute in healthcare simulation," said Professor Charles Docherty, Global Director, CIME. “Our healthcare professionals and students have the opportunity of experiencing the best simulation-based education to prepare them for professional practice."
This achievement is the culmination of five years of hard work that has allowed CIME to attain standards on a par with leading simulation centres across the world.
CIME is currently operating in two international locations, Pakistan and Kenya, that will soon be joined by centres in Uganda and Tanzania. By leveraging AKU's unique position, CIME has been able to use economies of scale to plan, equip, and operationalise all locations to the same high international standards. CIME Nairobi within nine months of opening is already making an impact on the teaching and assessing of clinical skills, and is on the path to international accreditation also.