New Science and Allied Health Building
Marist College completed construction of a new Science and Allied Health building on the main campus in January 2016. The site for this building is on the East Campus, just north of the campus walkway via the underpass which links the east and west sides of campus.
This building cost $33 million and established a home for the PA program, as well as the School of Science’s existing undergraduate programs in Athletic Training and Medical Technology. In addition, the building contains all laboratories for the department of Biology.
The building has approximately 58,000 square feet with four floors of which the PA program occupies over 18,000 square feet. The key elements of the PA program space is a gross anatomy laboratory, a 10-bed skills laboratory and a technologically advanced clinical simulation suite with a twin trauma bay and five traditional exam rooms. An additional 1,425 square feet of space is dedicated to a single classroom for didactic lectures. The assigned space also contains faculty and support offices, a student lounge, and a conference room with the remaining space allocated for study areas.
The simulation suite incorporates the use of both standardized patients and high tech manikins. Students use the lab for basic instruction and patient interaction, history taking and physical exam skills, diagnosis and documentation, clinical skills, and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). Technology supports student learning by digitally capturing data, both voice and video. Students have access to this data when appropriate for self-evaluation. Faculty are able to access this data to assist in both formative and summative evaluations of the student.