Many educational systems and theories have explored and recommended different types of teaching and training. One of very successful methods is to have simulated centers that simulate the real practice in any field. Therefore, we at the College of Pharmacy at King Saud University are eager to have the most useful and successful teaching and training methods. For that reason, we have built 4 simulation centers (2 at each campus) to simulate both community pharmacy and hospital in-patient pharmacy.
The Community Pharmacy and in-Patient Pharmacy Simulation Centers were inaugurated under the patronage of His Excellency the President of the University, Dr. Badran Al-Omar and honored by the presence of the CEO of the SFDA, the university's deans, the deans of the health colleges and a large group of faculty members in the health colleges. The Dean of the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Aws Al-Shamsan, thanked the President and the CEO and all the attendees for their continued support for the educational process.
The goal of these center is to mimic the real life of pharmacy practice in these 2 areas and allow students to live the exact experiences before they join these fields officially as interns and employees. These centers were designed to be exact copies of real pharmacies. Students will be exposing at different levels/semesters to different experiences into these centers based on their level of knowledge they received already. In addition, students will have multiple objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) during their study semesters to make sure they comprehend the ideas and concepts of different activities and to practice these activities with mock patients.