In 2010, University of Nairobi (UON) formed the Partnership for Innovative Medical Education in Kenya (PRIME-K) with a mission to improve health outcomes in the country.
To improve the quality of medical education offered at University of Nairobi, PRIME-K established a Multi-Disciplinary Skills Lab which is regularly utilized for learning and training by both students and faculty at the University’s, College of Health Sciences.
The skills lab is an innovative platform that will allow students to have hands-on clinical experiences using expert patients and simulation models.
The skills lab has been one of the success story for PRIME-K owing to the large uptake by students and faculty. In 2013, The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the Council for Accreditation of Healthcare Simulation Programs and University of Nairobi started the accreditation process for the skills lab. This was done by reviewing the simulation program at the UoN skills lab.
The UoN Multi-Disciplinary Skills Lab thereafter received accreditation on December 1st 2014 in the area of Assessment by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
“Improving health outcomes through training and research”