Rahmi M. Koç Academy of Interventional Medicine, Education, and Simulation (RMK AIMES) is dedicated to not only serving Koç University medical and nursing students, and Koç Healthcare medical professionals but also the entire region to improve healthcare through the use of simulation and advanced learning approaches.

The use of simulation in healthcare education connects conventional classroom learning to a real-life clinical experience. The primary purpose of healthcare simulation is the reduction of avoidable medical errors associated with human factors. Performed in a safe learning environment, healthcare simulation can range from practicing relatively simple technical skills such as performing injections to more elaborate and complex skills such as cardiac catheterization. Simulation can also focus on improving one’s non-technical skills such as decision making, leadership, effective team work, and communication skills.

Over the last four decades, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) has become the gold standard for the assessment of clinical competence. More than 1,000 research papers have been published on the OSCE and considerable knowledge has been gained as to the learning outcomes that can be assessed.

Standardized Patients (SPs), actors that are trained specifically to perform a standardized script of a physician-patient interaction, and OSCE take an increasing part of contemporary health professions education across all disciplines and across the continuum of healthcare education. They are key educational tools for both high-quality teaching and the evaluation of clinical skills. Partial task trainers and mannequins also play an integral part in healthcare simulation and education.  Task trainers allow repeated practice of individual skills ensuring development of confidence and competency. Mannequin based training places participants in a realistic clinical or non-clinical setting with a mannequin and enables them to learn from predetermined scenarios. Lessons learned from mannequin based simulation are key to improving the healthcare environment and the delivery of care to patients in the future.

History of Simulation

In the medical field, one can find its origins in Antiquity, when models of human patients were built in clay and stone to demonstrate clinical features of diseases and their effects on humans. Such simulators were present across different cultures, and even enabled male physicians to diagnosis women in societies where social laws of modesty used to forbid exposure of body parts. In 18th century France, Angélique Marguerite Le Boursier du Coudray (1712-1794) used a cloth birthing simulator to teach her techniques to midwives and surgeons. About the same time, Dr. Giovanni Antonio Galli (1708-1782) developed a birthing simulator for training his students and midwives in Bologna, Italy. Obstetric simulators, called obstetrical phantoms, were available in the early part of the 20th century.

Our Institutions

Koç Healthcare Network

Our Consulting Services

RMK AIMES ensure that you make the right choice by executing architectural planning, equipment selection, medical placement and estimated purchasing budget issues with great care.

We serve as a solution partner in the fields of creation of discovery and designs, and project design of infrastructure works related to the areas where all the audiovisual design and integration required in the installation of the simulation center will be applied.

We provide you with the best service to identify simulation center development projects, medical devices, requirement lists, technical specifications and infrastructure requirements.

RMK AIMES aims to be the guide in the selection of center design, construction, medical and technical equipment by making the most accurate economic analysis with our expert staff.

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