New Medical Education Building Features State-of-the-Art Labs, Classroom Technology
The UCF College of Medicine recently opened its $65 million, 170,000-square foot medical education building, which includes state-of-the-art lab and classroom technology, including:
- Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, a teaching/assessment center that provides a clinical setting for students to learn and practice their skills. Each of the center’s 12 examination rooms has videotape and computer monitoring, so faculty members can observe and evaluate students in action. Computerized mannequins and standardized patients help students learn skills such as conducting physical examinations, drawing blood and determining heart rhythms.
- Anatomy Lab, a world-class anatomy center with 22 dissection tables with ceiling-mounted computer terminals over each table so students can get easy access to anatomical information during dissection. Digital cameras allow the professor to record subject matter during a dissection and then link it simultaneously to every terminal in the lab and to lecture halls three floors down.
- Microscopy Lab, a 5,300 square foot lab of the future. Here, students will be able to compare normal and abnormal tissues simultaneously using virtual digitized slides. The laboratory also allows groups of students to study traditional slides through a 10-headed microscope equipped with digital image capture and multiple video monitors.
- Harriet F. Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, which houses medical and research reference materials for the entire Health Sciences Campus. The library has access to more than 3.2 million holdings, 98 percent in digital form.
- State-of-the-art lecture halls that put educational technology at the students’ fingertips through the use of digital cameras, projectors and high-definition imagery.