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Study Spaces & Laboratories

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Lockers & Locker Rooms

All graduate students are assigned lockers in the M&V Building on the Boston Health Sciences Campus so personal belongings can be stored securely during the academic year.

Physician Assistant (PA) students are provided with a PA-specific locker room, and a guaranteed locker for their first year in the program with the option to request one for their second year as well. The locker room has a refrigerator and microwave for student use.

Meeting Spaces & Study Rooms

There are a variety of study and meeting spaces available specifically for graduate students on the Boston Health Sciences Campus in both the M&V Building at 136 Harrison and in the Medical Education Building at 145 Harrison Street.

There are specific study areas for PA students, including the conference room in the PA office, and 3 large study rooms with whiteboards on the 2nd floor of the M&V building.

Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

The Clinical Skills and Simulation Center (CSSC) is a state-of-the-art facility where students can gain hands-on experience with new procedures before attempting them on a real patient. The 9,000-square-foot facility features three simulation rooms equipped with computerized mannequins. These mannequins are  designed to model real patients as closely as possible and display symptoms and distress the same way humans do including sweating, changes in heart rate, coughing, etc.  

In the CSSC, students have the opportunity to participate in mock situations, followed by reflection to identify areas in need of improvement. These simulated cases mimic actual clinical scenarios, linking classroom training with the clinical experience in a safe environment. Before students are sent out to save real people’s lives, they are given the opportunity to practice in an environment designed to enhance patient safety and quality of care.

Anatomy Lab

Students will have access to the Gross Anatomy Lab during their clinical anatomy course. The lab is equipped with 40 dissection tables, providing ample space for the entire class. Currently, a new Gross Anatomy Laboratory is being constructed and will feature an enlarged space with world-class technology in addition to hands-on physical dissection. Some highlights of the new lab will include: capacity to serve 200+ students and faculty, surgical lighting and computer screens at each dissection table, integration of high-resolution diagnostic imaging, 75-person adjacent classroom equipped to support active and group learning, and an advanced dissection lab adjacent to the main room and special anatomy suite.