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Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and the Cleveland Clinic will unveil a new home for their dental, medical, and nursing students this Spring — the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. The new space is part of the Health Education Campus where the hospital and university can enhance their collaborative efforts for students, such as shared courses and health programs.
The four-story, 477,000-square-foot building will open to 2,200 students from the CWRU dental, nursing, and medical schools, including students from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Students from the university’s social work school will also come to the pavilion for shared coursework.
One of the most striking features of the new Samson Pavilion is the 80-foot high, 27,000-square-foot central courtyard. The Pavilion will also feature cutting-edge technology including two distinct digital anatomy programs, simulation programs for flight nursing and ultrasound training, and a large LED wireless touch screen in the classrooms, which allows students to participate in video conferences from around the world. The new space encourages interaction and allows students to relax and study in a shared space on the first floor.
Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder tells News5Cleveland.com, “We know that team-based care is best for patients and providers alike, yet universities have continued to prepare students largely apart from one another. Thanks to the extraordinary support of the Samsons, our original donors from the Mt. Sinai Health Care and Cleveland foundations, and so many others, students now will learn together in a truly inspiring structure.”
To learn more about the newly unveiled Samson Pavilion from Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, visit here.