On July 16, 2019, the Center for Learning, Innovation & Simulation opened at Miami Dade College opened to provide students with the training needed to excel in today’s fast-changing health care industry. Key goals for the project will be not only to enable the College to expand offerings to students, but to increase the number of health care partnerships in the community in order to better serve the Miami area.
The Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation includes state-of-the-art classrooms and labs to simulate a real-world hospital environment. The new building will mainly be used for the medical school’s nursing and physician assistant programs and will also be available to health care organizations and companies to use for training and research. Active learning classrooms, lecture classrooms and an auditorium provide the college with a wide offering of space to accommodate various teaching styles. The Simulation Center includes high-fidelity simulation hospital/patient rooms, a 5-side cave, virtual reality space, standardized patient exam spaces, debrief rooms, and partner/sponsor space. Wet labs, PT/OT/PA labs, a radiology suite and student study break out spaces are also included. Kahler Slater served as the health sciences education architect to provide programming, planning and design expertise in partnership with local firm, Harvard Jolly.