Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Coláiste Ríoga na Máinleá in Éirinn

About us

Mission statement

" To improve patient safety, patient care, education, and research through experiential simulation-based learning techniques and to embed them throughout RCSI’s education and training programmes."

What we do

  1. Education and training of students and clinical trainees: SBEL is used to improve the education and training of RCSI students (Undergraduate and Graduate).
  2. Healthcare systems improvement: Improve care delivery and clinical effectiveness of affiliated RCSI hospitals’ healthcare personnel.
  3. Assessment/testing: Use SBEL techniques for explicit assessment/testing of skills, knowledge, and performance of students, trainees, and experienced personnel (as distinct from assessments that are embedded in sessions conducted for 'training').
  4. Research: Promote, support and conduct fundamental research and evaluation about SBEL and to use the SBEL techniques as a research tool.
  5. Provide SBEL to external experienced clinicians: Use SBEL to improve the clinical skills (both 'technical' and 'non-technical') of healthcare personnel as individuals and in teams.
  6. Community Outreach: Develop and conduct outreach programmes to expose local community and lay groups, as well as public safety and public health organisations, and healthcare providers to the benefits and potential of SBEL.
  7. Faculty development: Recruit, train and sustain faculty to become effective SBEL educators.
  8. Management: Create management infrastructures and procedures that effectively coordinates and integrates No.26 York Street's priorities, activities and resources among its constituent units and within RCSI at home and abroad.