URMC Opening Center for Experiential Learning

Health Care Reform and Innovation Demand Changes in Medical Education

October 31, 2013

 Rapid-fire innovation and dramatic health care reform are redefining what doctors and nurses do each day.  To keep pace, the University of Rochester is changing the way it prepares our next generation of health care providers. The changes include a multi-million dollar renovation of educational space in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, 601 Elmwood Avenue.

To celebrate the completion of the first phase of construction, the school is inviting the public to explore its new Center for Experiential Learning during an Open House on Wednesday, November 6 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors will find out what it’s like to attend medical school in the 21st century:

  • Simulation patient mannequins that can blink, bleed and be programmed to go into cardiac distress
  • Actors playing the role of standardized patients to allow for medical team role-play
  • A suture station using real tissue
  • Fully wired classrooms with video recording and conferencing capability
  • iPad connectivity for electronic curriculum
  • Collapsible classroom walls and folding furniture
  • And more!

Please park in the School of Medicine and Dentistry visitor lot, located at the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Kendrick Road.

For more information about changes in health care education at URMC, see this recent issue of URMC Pulse.

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