Renovation: A Necessity
This project will dramatically improve our student’s educational experience and facilitate future educational expansion and innovation within the COM. In turn, the University’s academic standing will be strengthened for years to come.
The purpose of the renovation work is to upgrade the existing facilities to become an educational and learning environment that meets Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards, that qualifies as a National Board of Medical Examiners testing site, and competes with other leading colleges of medicine.
A modern auditorium and classrooms, as well as group and independent study areas equipped with adjustable furnishings, ample power and data, and feature rich A/V resources are required for medical students to learn via a wide range of active learning methods including team-based learning (TBL), peer-to-peer instruction, case-based instruction, and independent study. Facilitator-led seminars, problem based learning, and small group clinical instruction can also be supported, better preparing the students for the clinical phase of their training and board exams, where applying knowledge and critical thinking skills to patient care is required.