This new Natural Science and Allied Health building establishes a home for the graduate Physician Assistant program, as well as the School of Science’s existing undergraduate programs in athletic training and medical technology. In addition, the building houses all laboratories for the Biology Department and research and vivarium space.
Key elements of the PA program, which occupies over 18,000 square feet, include a gross anatomy laboratory, an 11-bed skills laboratory and a state-of-the-art clinical simulation suite with a twin trauma bay and five traditional exam rooms. An additional 1,425 square feet of space is dedicated to a single classroom for didactic lectures. The assigned space also contains faculty and support offices, a student lounge and a conference room and study areas.
The simulation suite incorporates the use of both standardized patients and high-tech manikins. Students use the lab for basic instruction and patient interaction, history taking and physical exam skills, diagnosis and documentation, clinical skills, and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Technology supports student learning by digitally capturing both voice and video data for students and faculty to access later for evaluations.
Poughkeepsie, New York
Lab/simulation programming, planning and design through CA assistance, lab/medical/simulation equipment planning
Robert A.M. Stern Architects