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Innovation in medical training. The Anahuac Experiential Center opens its doors.

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Anahuac Mexico University is taking a step forward in medical education with the inauguration of its Experiential Center, focused on the comprehensive training of students of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

On September 6, 2023, Anahuac Mexico University took a crucial step forward in the training of health professionals when it inaugurated the Anahuac Experiential Center. This innovative educational space promises to revolutionize how Health Sciences students acquire knowledge and skills.

The event, officiated by Dr. Cipriano Sánchez García, L.C., Rector of the University, brought together academic authorities and representatives of renowned medical institutions. Dr. Lorena Martínez Verduzco, Academic Vice Rector; Eng. Eduardo Robles-Gil Orvañanos, L.C., Vice Rector for Finance and Administration; Dr. José Rodrigo Pozón, Academic Vice Rector, and Dr. Salvador Bueno Valenzuela, Director of the Faculty of Health Sciences, were present to launch this new chapter in medical education.

During the opening ceremony, conducted by Luis Jacinto Salcido, Director of Student Relations for the South Campus, the following special guests were thanked for their attendance: the Naval Medical School, the Mexican College of Emergency Medicine, the Mexican College of Critical Medicine, the Talk Debriefing Foundation, the General Hospital of Mexico, the Juarez Hospital of Mexico, the Médica Sur Hospital, the Institute of Perinatology, the National Network of Educators in Clinical Simulation, the Latin American Federation of Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety, the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), La Salle University, the National Technological University of Mexico (TecNM), Laerdal Mexico, Pranatec and Xoco General Hospital, as well as authorities from hospitals and central areas of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS), members of the Advisory Council of our School of Health Sciences and Dr. Heitham Hassoun, vice president of the School of Health Sciences. Dr. Heitham Hassoun, vice-president and medical director of the International Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Salvador Bueno highlighted the importance of the collaboration of all parties involved in realizing this project, which required an investment of almost 40 million pesos. He also emphasized that the Anahuac Experiential Center will provide students with the necessary tools to develop skills, work as a team and practice medicine from an ethical and humane perspective.
On behalf of the faculty, Dr. Ariana Cerón Apipilhuasco, the School's Simulation Coordinator, spoke about the importance of becoming leaders in the healthcare field and how this Center will provide opportunities for firsthand experience and informed decision-making. She also explained that a team of 30 faculty members will guide students on this journey of discovery and professional development.

Our Rector, Dr. Cipriano Sanchez, shared his final thoughts emphasizing that students are the heart of this project and underlined that "medicine goes beyond clinical analysis, it's about understanding the medical history of each patient, their emotions and fears" and added that "the Anahuac Experiential Center represents a commitment to excellence in medical care and respect for the dignity of every individual".

The ceremony concluded with the cutting of the ribbon, followed by a tour of the laboratory facilities, which include offices that comply with Mexican Official Standards (NOM), a psychology and psychiatry room, virtual reality and organ immersion, an operating theater and a delivery room.

The Anahuac Experiential Center promises to be a leading light of innovation in medical education, preparing future health professionals to face the challenges of today's world with understanding, empathy and clinical excellence. This achievement reflects our University's commitment to training leaders in medicine and healthcare for society.



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Dr. Salvador Bueno Valenzuela