Center for Advanced Teaching and Assessment in Clinical Simulation - ATACS
Student MSC Contact Hours for MS I and MS II
Currently, the Center is scheduled to teach medical students in their first and second year for two hours per week for 34 educational weeks. The scheduled student contact hours for the Medical Skills Course, which is one of the four student courses during the first two years, are presented in Table 1.
Table 1: Student Contact Hours for MS I-II per Academic Year
|Academic Year||Number of Students||Contact Hours|
An estimated additional 1,600 student contact hours per year will be utilized for clerkship OSCE examinations, starting in academic year 2011-2012. Therefore, there are opportunities to utilize Center's space and equipment for additional time, considering simultaneous parallel running of events and activities.
A total of 143 faculty participated in 10 Faculty Development Courses(FDC) from 2003 to 2012. On average, faculty participated in FDC within 10 months from their hiring dates.
Table 2: Demographics of Participants in the Faculty Development Courses
|Participants||57 (40%)||86 (60%)||26 (18%)||51 (36%)||7 (5%)||59 (41%)|
Table 3: Accomplishments of Participants in 10 Faculty Development Courses
|Teaching Awards||Admin Leadership||Educational Leadership||Tenure Promotion|
The Medical Education Buildings ATACS Center was occupied in 2008 by two staff members in order for the Center to be operational for the 2009-2010 academic year. It was the hard work and dedication of these two individuals that are responsible for what the Center now has to offer. With the continued expansion of class size and the numerous sessions now held at the Center the need for more staff members has allowed the ATACS Center to grow to six staff members, all with unique talents and expertise.
The Technical Assistant Director supervises 3 specialists, and is responsible for the operation and technical support of the Center. The Educational Assistant Director supervises the Medical Skills Course Coordinator, and trains 50 Standardized Patients. The Administrative Assistant Director, supervises a Senior Business Assistant, and is responsible for budget, contract, purchasing, and communication & marketing.
Table 4: Staff Growth