In The Spotlight: Emory University School of Medicine

Submitted By: Dan Brown

Full Center Name: Clinical Skills Center

Center Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Year Opened: 2001

Center Mission Statement:
 Not our mission statement, but our "Why": We enhance human interaction.

Bragging Points:

  • Our director, Gina Shannon, was awarded "Emerging Leader of the Year" in 2016, and is the current ASPE Conference Chair
  • We are overflowing with SP applicants who want to work with us
  • Our current SPs are excellent performers and communicators

 What makes your team work well?

  • Communication
  • Organizational Consistency
  • Love of the Work

Additional Information About Your Center

The Clinical Skills Center often works with the Simulation Lab, where non-human simulation elements such as manikins and task trainers are used.

Learner Groups Supported

  • Genetic Counseling
  • Medical/ Osteopathic Students
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistants
  • Residencies/GME

Is there a GTA/MUTA program?


Who staffs the GTA/MUTA program?

SPs trained specifically for the GTA/MUTA program

Center Name By the Numbers:

  • Classroom/Seminar Room: 0
  • Control Room: 1
  • Monitoring Room for Assessors: 1
  • Exam Room: 16
  • Other (describe): Our "control room" is the hallway outside the suites. Only 12 of our exam rooms are regularly used, and the suite housing the other 4 is primarily used for SP staging, with one of the exam rooms doubling as a kitchen. These four rooms are occasionally used for student practice, but rarely for exams.
  • Do the counseling/exam Rooms have 1-way mirrors? No
  • Recording System: CAE LearningSpace
  • Employees/Staff of Center or Program (excluding SP): 6
  • Staff Managing SP Program: 6
  • Number of SPs: Around 100
  • Total SP Hours Worked in One Year: Around 10,000

Please direct any questions about Emory SOM Clinical Skills Center to Gina Shannon at [email protected]! Want to see your center in the spotlight? Submit your own center spotlight!

The mission of the ASPE Center Spotlight is to connect simulation centers and promote interagency and interdisciplinary collaboration in SP and simulation methodology.

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