Interactive Center Features Team-Based Learning, Clinical Simulation, Telemedicine Education and Multimedia Delivery
The University of California, San Francisco recently held a dedication ceremony for its new Teaching and Learning Center. The innovative and interactive teaching facility offers students and faculty from a variety of healthcare disciplines the opportunity to work side-by-side, as well as “telecommunicate,” as they develop the skills required to deliver patient care.
Delivered by general contractor McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., the $12 million, 25,000-square-feet renovation project started construction in March 2010 and the project team achieved substantial completion in December.
The facility includes rooms with simulated clinical environments, such as exam, operation, Emergency and ICU rooms; a state-of-the-art, computer center; seven large seminar rooms; and four classrooms fully equipped for interactive, technology-driven medical training. Flexible furniture and moveable walls allow individual rooms to transform into large lecture and teaching spaces, maximizing the versatility of each space. The Center also features the latest audiovisual technology, where students can view simulated or actual medical procedures.
Harley Ellis Devereaux served as the project’s architect. Cammisa and Wipf served as the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineer. Safir Rosetti served as the Data and Audio Visual Systems Engineer.