Center for Clinical Assessment, Teaching & Simulation (CCAT)

Dr. Hood-Watson smiling while in the Sim Lab
Center for Clinical Assessment, Teaching & Simulation (CCAT)

Excellent Learning & Teaching Space

The College of Medicine has a dedicated Center for Clinical Assessment and Teaching with 8,500 square feet of space for teaching and assessment. The center includes three small classroom/conference spaces (20-24 seats each) and a clinical skills suite consisting of 10 examination rooms, corresponding observation rooms, and staging areas for trainers and standardized patients.

Updated Facilities

In 2011, the CCAT was fully updated - all examination rooms were equipped with Clinical Teaching Audiovisual units and B-Line SimCapture units, providing for the digital capture and assessment of clinical skills using validated assessment checklists synched with simulator patient parameters or standardized patient findings.

Improved Metrics & Collaboration with the Healthcare Simulation Center

Archived data from these systems is now linked through B-Line software with the MUSC Healthcare Simulation Center to improve collaborative teaching and learner assessment.