The $26 million Center for Integrated Health Studies will empower students from multiple high-demand fields of study to learn and practice together, a best practice in health care education.
The building connects to the existing health professions and medical complex along Preston Street — the Health Professions Building, opened in 2004, and College of Medicine Building, opened in 2012.
Groundbreaking took place April 19, 2018, for the two-story, 50,000-square-foot facility.
The center will allow expansion of CMU's physical therapy and physician assistant programs. It will include an Interprofessional Education Center with a two-room simulation suite equipped with high-tech clinical mannequins, eight patient rooms for role-playing medical scenarios, and all rooms monitored for observation and feedback.
The building's first classes are scheduled for spring semester 2020, after a November 2019 move-in.