On Monday, August 9, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of the integrated Teaching and Learning Center (iTLC) on the second floor of UMass Medical School. A flexible teaching space equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the iTLC supports implementation of the School of Medicine’s new curriculum, which integrates basic science with clinical education throughout all four years—a fundamental change in the way medical school curriculum has traditionally been constructed.
The space, which can accommodate 150 students, can be divided into three self-contained areas supporting lab work, lectures and computer testing, with each area containing flat panel screens and projectors. Contemporary technology will enable students and instructors to interact in real time using laptops and classroom-based computers. The iTLC will be used for the first time on Friday, August 13.
For a look inside the iTLC, check out the slideshow below.