Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has broken ground on a new Center for Medical Education Innovation (CMEI). JE Dunn will serve as the general contractor for construction. The $33 million facility will provide virtual reality and haptic technology, simulated clinical experiences for educating the next generation of physicians and health sciences professionals.
CMEI will be located at 1750 Independence Ave., on the university campus. The building will offer a total of 56,000 square feet divided on four levels, including nearly 13,000 square feet of classroom space and an advanced physical diagnosis and Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine. The center will also feature standardized patient rooms, high-fidelity simulation rooms, a skills simulation deck that utilizes virtual reality and haptic technologies, and a simulation command center.
Designed by Helix Architecture + Design and CO Architects, the facility will serve as a resource for students and health-care professionals throughout the region, offering opportunities for continuing medical education, inter-professional education and active research in academic collaboration.
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