This semester, students at Medical University of the Americas (MUA) are making full use of the new clinical teaching facility.
Designed to match the feel of an examination room that you might find in a physician's office, a clinic, or an emergency room, this latest addition to the MUA campus on Nevis helps students become familiar with the actual context in which patient care takes place.
To support progressive development of the students' skills, critical thinking and decision making, clinical cases and simulated patients are used. A central demonstration area allows faculty to teach important aspects of patient interaction and treatment that students can then practice and develop in small groups at any of the 18 patient examination stations.
Students also benefit from the partial task trainers that allow them to focus on practicing specific clinical techniques.