Support Facilities

Jesse teaching MD students

Our facilities are critical to providing and enhancing the school’s forward-looking approach to learning. Foremost among these spaces are the brand new Camilla Bessey Thompson and Paul D. Thompson, M.D., Clinical Skills and Simulation Center and the Michael Jaharis Jr. M87P, H15, Anatomy Laboratory.

Strengthen The Spaces Where Students Become Caregivers

Gifts to the Clinical Skills and Medical Education Technology Fund (“the Fund”) enable the school to provide students with the highest caliber tools, facilities, and resources to support their medical training. 

Whether you name a space in the Thompson Sim Center, the Michael J. Anatomy Lab, or simply make a contribution, your gifts to the Fund will help to equip these spaces with state-of-the-art medical technology and expand access to field-leading faculty—further enhancing a learning environment where students acquire the skills and confidence they need to grow into highly capable medical practitioners.

What You Can Support

The Clinical Skills and Medical Education Technology Fund provides students with top-of-the-line tools and supports the facilities that help them build crucial skills and practical experience. Your gift to name a space will be added to this fund to help ensure that we can continue to offer and build on these resources.

Thompson Sim Center

Medical education is increasingly focused on case-based scenarios, small group and team-based learning, and constant student-faculty interaction. Simulation-based learning—both before and during clinical rotations—gives our students deeper skills, sensitivity, and confidence.

Gifts to name spaces in the Thompson Sim Center provide funds for the equipment and resources needed to support the center, including:

  • Adult and newborn patient simulators that improve hands-on learning through features like automatic drug recognition and Wi-Fi portability. These simulators are essential components of the school’s educational strategic plan, and support training both on campus and at off-site clerkships.
  • Task trainers where students sit for extended periods to practice a specific clinical motion, process, or skill without direct faculty supervision. From intubation to placing a central line, a full suite of these devices would provide students a dedicated space within the Thompson Sim Center where they can hone their practical abilities.
  • Faculty & staff time—The Thompson Sim Center brings much-needed increases in square footage, active rooms, and simulation equipment, but also requires the need for increased faculty oversight and mentorship. Funds dedicated to compensating additional faculty will allow the new facility to operate at full capacity, and create optimal learning outcomes for our students.

Michael J. Anatomy Lab

The skills and practice acquired through gross anatomy coursework is essential to the full  medical school experience—and offering students a quality learning environment is crucial.

Gifts to name spaces in Michael J. Anatomy Lab help provide funds for the equipment and resources needed to support the center, including:

  • New digital technology that enhances visualization and collaborative learning.
  • Ultrasound simulation training systems, which provide all of our students with an on-demand, authentic scanning experience that replicates actual ultrasound.
  • Increased faculty presence and availability, which provides students with additional lab access, and more opportunities to practice and study for exams or simply dive deeper into anatomical education.
helen boucher

Facilities and tools like those that will be found in the Thompson Sim Center and the Michael J. Anatomy Lab are invaluable to the student experience at the medical school. They create a learning environment that ensures Tufts-educated physicians and other health care professionals continue to find themselves among the finest caregivers in the world.

Helen Boucher, MD, Dean, Tufts University School of Medicine

Learn more about how spaces and resources support learning

Supporting our campus development efforts produces a superlative learning environment for students. And it allows donors to demonstrate their commitment to helping shape the next generation of physicians and health care professionals.

Support the Michael J. Anatomy Lab

Naming opportunities for rooms within the Michael Jaharis Jr. M87P, H15, Anatomy Laboratory are still available.

Explore the Michael J. Anatomy Lab

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