KN Cheung SK Chin InterSim Centre
Simulated training for the next generation of healthcare professionals
The KN Cheung SK Chin InterSim Centre, which was built thanks to the generosity of our alumni and friends, opened to welcome visitors and students in August 2021. Five years in the making, we are so proud to have this cutting-edge training facility available for Queen’s Medical, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Nursing and Midwifery students. This incredible resource will support us in our aim to promote excellence in education of healthcare professionals through an inter-professional simulation-based approach that drives safe, effective and collaborative care now and in the future.
The Centre is named the KN Cheung SK Chin InterSim Centre, in celebration of the parents of our lead donor who is a Queen’s medical graduate. The Centre is a huge step forward and wonderful news for the future growth of the University and we are indebted to every supporter involved, for helping us to turn this vision into a reality.
InterSim’s first ‘debriefing course’
Importantly, we have also hosted our first trainers ‘debriefing courses’. Lecturers from a range of disciplines trained together in the skills of effectively debriefing students after a simulation to optimise their learning. This was very well received by staff and there is already a waiting list for the next course!
We have also hosted a number of external courses including a NHS Deceased Organ Donation course. As a result of this course 90% of local senior Intensive Care registrars were trained in the necessary technical and communication skills to navigate the difficult circumstances of deceased organ donation. The Centre was also used as a filming location for a major upcoming television drama – watch out for us on a screen near you soon!
A visit from The John Wilson Memorial Trust, sponsors of one of our Learning Conversation Suites
Over the past few months we have had the pleasure of welcoming some of the key donors who supported InterSim. This included Gordons Chemist, John Wilson Memorial Trust and Ulster Garden Villages who were able to have a tour of the Centre and see how their donation has contributed to making the simulation centre a reality. We are planning further visits and tours as restrictions and teaching allow.
Simulation during COVID-19
Feel free to contact us to register your interest, and we look forward to keeping you updated on key milestones throughout the project.
For more information on our new centre, please contact Teresa Sloan:
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