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$23 Million Medical Simulation and Classroom Building Opens

A new $23 million Medical Simulation and Classroom Building at Ben Gurion University is open and will help train MSIH students. The Medical Simulation and Classroom Building includes a comprehensive, state-of-the-art simulation center and teaching space that will dramatically impact healthcare training, education, and research.

The Field Family Medical Simulation Center, housed within the Medical Simulation and Classroom Building, is the only facility of its size in Israel built specifically for medical simulation education. Simulation exercises will be a critical focus of clinical research and will complement and improve medical education.

Simulation rooms include an operating room, an internal medicine ward, an ambulance simulator, rooms dedicated to emergency medicine, and a treatment room for multicasualty events. Manikins, actors, and virtual reality will allow students to encounter life-like situations and practice procedures to develop their clinical skills.

By the Numbers:

55,972 Square Feet

52 Simulation Stations
Along with advanced manikins, stations feature equipment that ranges from cardiac monitors to intubation kits and ventilation machines.

27 Simulation Rooms
The complex simulation rooms include an ambulance simulator, an operating room, an internal medicine ward, rooms dedicated to emergency medicine, and a treatment room for multi-casualty events.

8 Classrooms
Seating an average of 78 students, the classrooms complement contextual learning with content delivery.

4 Lecture Halls
With seating for up to 148 individuals each, lecture halls offer much-needed space for courses and meetings.

2 Dedicated Debriefing Rooms
Debriefing rooms provide dedicated places for discussing students’ experiences, viewing recorded scenarios, and optimizing learning outcomes.

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