New Medical Education and Training building opens its doors

May 21, 2010

The first day of classes arrived at the UNT Health Science Center’s new Medical Education and Training building on Thursday, May 20. Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) students attended the inaugural course – Mechanisms of Disease taught by Linda Cunningham, MD, associate professor – in the new teaching auditorium.

The new building ushers in a new vision for the Health Science Center.

"Today’s a great day for the Health Science Center," said Stephen Barrett, associate vice president, Operations. "The first class seems to be going well, and the students and faculty seem to be enjoying it."

The facility houses classrooms and clinical training space, in addition to the 11,500-square-foot auditorium. The auditorium can be divided into two 250-seat rooms and features four projection screens and four flat panel monitors for presentations.

"The TCOM leadership and faculty are excited by the opportunity to conduct our academic programs in a state-of-the-art facility uniquely designed to meet the requirements of our application-oriented curriculum," said Don Peska, DO, dean of TCOM. "The advanced audio and video technology, matched with learner-centered ergonomic design, will enable greater creativity in devising instructional innovations for our increasing class size."

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