Tufts DPT Boston

While on campus, students complete most of the program’s in-person labs at the DPT-Boston facility on Tufts’ Medford campus. This location provides students with the quintessential New England college experience but is located only seven stops away from Downtown Boston on the Red Line (subway).

Classroom Specifications

  • A modern, spacious classroom for students to work in groups while completing their clinical skills lab sessions and modules
  • Exam tables and other physical therapy equipment so that students train in a space that mirrors physical therapy clinics
  • Recording equipment to capture all classroom demonstrations 
  • A comfortable student lounge and well-equipped dining area 

Joyce Cummings Center

During clinical skills labs, when both cohorts come together on campus, the DPT-Boston program utilizes ballroom facilities at the newly built Joyce Cummings Center, right in the heart of Tufts University's Medford campus. Its convenient location next to the Tufts/Medford MBTA Green Line station makes it easily accessible for students to visit surrounding areas in Boston. There's even a Starbucks onsite for those looking for a snack or an extra pick-me-up.

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Anatomy Lab & Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

To complete Human Anatomy clinical skills lab, students utilize the Tufts University School of Medicine’s state-of-the-art Michael Jaharis Jr. Anatomy Laboratory located in the Health Sciences Campus in Boston. The Anatomy Lab is a modern space designed for students to learn essential anatomical training. It has room for more than 200 students and faculty to work with high-resolution diagnostic imaging and computer screens at each of the 44 dissection tables. There is also an adjacent Technology Enabled Active Learning classroom, based on a design by MIT, which has room for up to 60 students to work at stations set up for interacting with each other and their instructor. 

During the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary course, students utilize the Camilla Bessey Thompson and Paul D. Thompson, M.D., Clinical Skills and Simulation Center, which is was recently renovated to increase capacity. At 15,000 square feet, the Thompson Sim Center will include a 50-person classroom, 16 simulated exam rooms, four simulation spaces equipped with advance computerized mannequins that display symptoms and distress in realistic ways, and three observation/monitoring rooms. Simulation training is invaluable to learners, ensuring that you gain hands-on experience.

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Interdisciplinary Learning

The Tufts University Health Sciences Campus is home to several programs in the School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Students participate in several interdisciplinary workshops throughout their time in the DPT program, where you practice inter-professional communication, coordination, and collaboration when making health care decisions.