The Center is equipped with the latest educational medical technologies – modern computerized and sophisticated high technology educational devices – medical simulators. The laboratory aims to give efficient and up-to-date education in clinical and practical skills to future doctors. The Center of Clinical Skills of Tbilisi State Medical University is located on the 1st floor of I building of the university.
The educational Center of Clinical Skills was opened as a result of great effort of Tbilisi State Medical University and the strong support from the Association of European Universities. It was equipped with the latest medical simulators and other educational models manufacture by the International Corporation “3B Scientific”. The latter represents the world leader company in the manufacturing of anatomical and medical – biological patterns (Hamburg, Germany).
Through this Center, students of faculty of Medicine (II, IV, VI grades) and residents of TSMU have an opportunity to get practice in nursing care, pediatrics, neonatology, obstetrics and gynecology, resuscitation medicine, internal medicine and surgery.
From October of 2011 prof. Irma Manjavidze presiding the Clinical Skills Center.
In varios periods in the Center worked and have been still working : Nana Jikidze, George Kvitsinadze (resuscitators), Khatuna Lomauri, Mzia Tsiklauri, Eka Kipiani (pediatrists), Dali Chitaishvili, Eka Shvelashvili, Nato Metskhvarishvili(gynecologists),Elene Mirziashvili, Tinatin Kilasonia (ophthalmologists), Lia Lomidze, Irina Kekelidze, George Bolkvadze(otolaryngologists), Pirdara Nozadze, Inga Kakhniashvili, Medea Jgharkava(Internal Medicine), Lela Baindurashvili, Nino Batiashvili(radiologists), George Miqaberidze(surgeon), Manana Mamamtavrishvili (laboratory assistant), George Zazadze (technical assistant) and others .
Introducing of endoscopic surgery training facilities is planned in nearest future, integrating all above mentioned with the achievements of telemedicine. Medical simulators imitate the clinical data acquired from actual patients, which makes the process very real. Thus the students and residents of TSMU can get training in practical medicine and keep up with the latest innovations without leaving the country, which supports to the education of high professional medical staff in TSMU.
Development and pilot testing of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in Obstetric & Gynecology was successfully carried out in 2012 within USAID (Agency for International Development) SUSTAIN project.
Afterwards by support of USAID and their close collaboration with TSMU Department of OB-GYN the OB/GYN curriculums were revised and Clinical Skills Center was equipped with further simulators and manikins. Since 2013-2014 within the same project TSMU Clinical Skills Center facilitates OSCE exams in obstetrics and gynecology for 4th year students of Faculty of Medicine.
Periodically , trainings in First Aid for the professionals of nonmedical professions are held in the Clinical Skills Center. TSMU Clinical Skills and Multidisciplinary Simulation Center actively takes part in “Tbilisi Festival of Science and Innovations”.
Under the “Students Professional Orientation Program”, initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science, more than 1500 students visited Tbilisi State Medical University centre of clinical skills and performed emergency medical care using mannequins.
TSMU Clinical Skills and Multidisciplinary Simulation Center is the member of Society in Europe for Simulation Applied in Medicine (SESAM) (http://www.sesam-membership.org/centres/?page=8).
TSMU Clinical Skills and Multidisciplinary Simulation entered into the European Directory of Simulation Centers (http ://www.ssih.org/Home/SIM-Center-Directory/Area/EUROPE) , starting 2017.
By the decision of the Academic Board of Tbilisi State Medical University from April of 2018 the center has changed its name and was called “Clinical Skills and Multidisciplinary Simulation Center”