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Labs & Study Spaces

Anatomy Lab

In December 2017, Tufts School of Medicine opened its doors to the new Michael Jaharis Jr. Anatomy Laboratory, which introduces a modern, enlarged space for students to learn essential anatomical training. The lab is an entirely new facility with 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.  

Clinical Skills and Simulation Center

The School of Medicine’s Clinical Skills and Simulation Center is a 9,000-square-foot training facility that contains three simulation rooms with advanced computerized mannequins that display symptoms and distress the same way real patients do: dilated pupils, low heart rate, coughing, and sweating. The mannequins give students the opportunity to practice procedures such as putting in a blood line or intubation before trying it on a human patient. In addition to the simulation rooms, there are 12 patient exam rooms where students can practice taking medical histories and refine their bedside manner with standardized patient-actors. Each room is fully wired for audio and video, so faculty members can watch students’ performances from central control rooms and provide post-procedural training in a debriefing session.

Meeting Spaces & Study Rooms

There are a variety of study and meeting spaces available on the Boston Health Sciences Campus in both the M&V Building at 136 Harrison Avenue and in the Sackler Building at 145 Harrison Avenue. The Hirsh Library located on the fourth through seventh floors of the Sackler Building features quiet floors and collaborative spaces, two computer labs, study rooms, and meeting areas to accommodate a variety of research and academic needs.

Medical Students

MD students have access to Learning Communities on the second and third floors of the Sackler Building that feature small group classrooms and study spaces, as well as living room and kitchen facilities. To learn more about these spaces, visit the Mentoring & Learning Communities page.

Physician Assistant Students

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.

Lockers & Locker Rooms

MD students are assigned a locker in the Sackler Building for use during their first and second year. Students should bring a padlock with them to the first day of Orientation. Locks are also available for purchase at the Health Sciences Campus Bookstore.

MBS students are assigned lockers in the M&V Building for storing their personal belongings during the academic year.

Physician Assistant 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.