Learning Facilities


Claude Moore Medical Education Building

Photo: UVA School of Medicine education buildingThe Claude Moore Medical Education Building is the five story home to the Medical School and the state-of-the art facilities created for The School’s Next Generation.

The building integrates small-group learning and individual instruction with state-of-the-art educational spacesIt contains the innovative Learning Studio and the Clinical Performance Education Center (CPEC). CPEC’s two floors contain the Medical Simulation Center and Clinical Skills Center. The Mulholland Student Lounge, an auditorium, Student Affairs Office and the Office of Admissions are also housed in the building.

Learning Studio

Photo: UVA School of Medicine Learning Studio, a technology-enabled, active-learning (TEAL) classroomThe Learning Studio, a technology-enabled, active-learning (TEAL) classroom, was designed for the Next Generation curriculum. This interactive learning environment uses the latest technology to engage students in active learning. This space incorporates the five modalities of adult learning. Five technologically sophisticated screens – each measuring 20 feet across – descend into the space and tie into each group table, so that students can share with a small group or the entire class. Most sessions are recorded and are easily retrievable by podcast and on the web.

Clinical Performance Education Center
(Medical Simulation Center and Clinical Skills Center)

Photo: UVA Hospital Medical Simulation Center (SIM Center)The Medical Simulation Center (SIM Center) is one floor of the Clinical Performance Education Center. On the ground floor, it has four fully realized clinical spaces: an intensive care unit (ICU), an operating room (OR), a labor and delivery suite (L&D), and an emergency room (ER). All spaces are fully equipped so that students are in a fully replicated space in which they can work with patient simulators, which breathe, speak, and respond to procedures and medications. Behind a one-way mirror, operators can also manipulate simulators providing students with real time experiences. In addition, there are seven task training rooms for proceedures such as endoscopy, endotrachial intubation, and ultrasound surgical central line placement.

Clinical Skills Center

The Clinical Skills Center, located on the basement floor of the building, contains 20 outpatient exam rooms and inpatient rooms used to train students on clinical skills with standardized and real patients. All of these rooms are fully equipped with audio and video capabilities as two or three cameras capture various views. An observation hallway has one-way mirrors into four exam rooms.

Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

Photo: UVA The Claude Moore Health Sciences LibraryThe Claude Moore Health Sciences Library is a central gathering place for students, with a variety of study and learning facilities throughout the building.  There are small group study rooms, open areas with natural lighting and comfortable seating as well as a large, 24 hour study area. Students can bring their own computers and connect wirelessly to the network or use the network connections in the library. In addition, there is a large computer lab, scanning stations and printing services.

The library has an extensive collection of online resources, journals and books that are available in the library and remotely. The Medical Education Librarian works with students and faculty throughout the four years to enhance information seeking skills and critical thinking and library staff meet with representatives of the Mulholland Society on a regular basis to ensure that the library is responsive to student needs.

Inova Campus (Northern Virginia)

Claude Moore Education and Research Center

Photo: Claude Moore Education and Research Center

As part of our educational vision, Inova has established its own Claude Moore Education and Research Center, which features 12,000 square feet of modern space dedicated to the educational needs of our UVA students. The Inova Campus boasts an additional 12,000 square foot medical simulation center named ICAMS and a several thousand square foot surgical simulation and advanced practice training space called ASTEC. These spaces enable students to learn through hands-on experience and side by side with our faculty, residents, and nurses.

Inova Fairfax Medical Campus

Photo: Inova Medical Center and Research ParkBoth centers and Inova always focusing on inter-professional collaborative training and educational experiences. In addition, these dedicated centers are outfitted with state of the art tele video communication facilities to establish seamless and virtual meeting opportunities for whatever the need or purpose between the two campuses.  Educational or administrative you will be in the room with your UVA faculty and colleagues without having to drive anywhere. The Claude Moore educational space for our medical students specifically houses flex seating classrooms with tele video capabilities, as well as, a large individual study carrels area complete with desktop computers.  Your very own study lab has been flexibly suited to allow for group learning sessions, as has, the newly refurbished testing lab. Students have their own relaxation space with kitchenette, computers, eating and relaxation space and if you want to grab a quick ride just hop on the lounge’s Peleton Bike. This is your space to unwind.

Health Sciences Library

Photo: Front door of Jacob D Zylman Health Sciences LibraryThe Jacob D. Zylman Health Sciences Library is an on-site medical library at the Inova Campus.  There are three study/conference rooms and 16 individual study carrels as well as tables for group work in the library.  Students have full 24/7 access and are supported by an outstanding team of librarians as well.