M.D. Program

The Education Center

Introducing…Einstein's Education Complex, located in facilities stretching from the Leo Forchheimer Medical Science Building through the Michael F. Price Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine/Harold and Muriel Block Research Pavilion and on into the Van Etten Building. "Our new Education Center is the most important development in medical education at Einstein in its nearly 60-year history," says Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., Einstein's Marilyn and Stanley M. Katz Dean.


Active Learning Studios

13,000 square feet of space, previously the College’s library stacks, houses large group and small group active learning studios that enable students and faculty to interact in a more dynamic learning environment.

Large-Group Active Learning Studio Replacing the lower stacks of the library in Forchheimer, this space accommodates an entire medical school class and faculty participating in interactive, large-group exercises.

Movable furniture makes it easy for students to gather in small groups for team problem solving.
Movable furniture in the small group active learning studios makes it easy for students to gather for team-based problem solving.
Small-Group Active Learning Studios These more intimate spaces, formerly the upper stacks of the library, feature a different modality of interactive learning. They're designed to foster collaborative, project-based activities. Furniture in these smaller rooms is movable, in the interest of offering students a dynamic learning experience. Team-based learning is emphasized in both the large-group and small-group active learning studios. "Team-based learning can work with a group of six or a classroom of 200, and every student is actively engaged." Victoria H. Freedman, Ph.D., associate dean for graduate programs in biomedical sciences, notes that grad students also use the large-group and small-group active learning studios, since many courses in the new graduate curriculum emphasize team-based learning.

The Simulation Center Students entering the Simulation Center, located in Van Etten, will be greeted by their professors and by computerized mannequins that can blink, sweat, breathe and more—giving the students a way to work with almost-real patients. Studies show that practicing high-risk skills on mannequins translates into better performance when doing procedures such endoscopic surgery and in team-based emergency situations such as acute cardiac and respiratory resuscitation.

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