Journal of Surgical Simulation 2015; 2: 42 - 46

Published: 05 October 2015


Simulation centres

CRESENT: the Center for Research, Education and Simulation Enhanced Training, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

H. Lababidi, F. Munshi, M. AlAmar, L. Konge, L. Lonn, T.V. Schroeder and F. AlSenani
Corresponding author: H. Lababidi, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Email:


The simulation center at King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) in Riyadh, CRESENT (Center for Research, Education & Simulation Enhanced Training), is a leading training center in the region. It is intended to partly cover the great demand for training of health care givers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. One of the strategic projects of CRESENT is to develop simulation curricula for postgraduate training programs. CRESENT has developed global partnerships with leading universities, institutes and industry to facilitate simulation-based education in the region. The future simulation hospital of CRESENT is a futuristic model of multidisciplinary, immersive and longitudinal simulation training for all categories of health care givers.



Simulation centre; medical education; simulation-based education