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Classroom Facilities

Student performs nasal gastric placement

Most first-year lectures are conducted in the PA Program classroom at 100 Church Street South and the Yale School of Medicine's Jane Ellen Hope Educational Building. Some didactic sessions are also held at Yale-New Haven Hospital. The laboratory facilities in The Anlyan Center (TAC) at YSM are used in the anatomy, microbiology and surgical skills courses. The program utilizes the Clinical Skills Laboratory at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, Connecticut for our standardized patient program. Physical examination rooms are available for use by PA and medical students in the Harkness basement.

In addition to a smaller dedicated library inside the PA Program's office, access to books and journals are available to all PA students through the world-renowned Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library. Both library staff and professional librarians, provide such services as acquiring and organizing the collections, guiding students both in educational classes and individually, searching for information, lending or photocopying materials, and obtaining from other libraries those items that the library does not own.

Covering clinical medicine and its specialties, the pre-clinical sciences, public health, nursing, dentistry, and related fields, the Cushing/Whitney Library's collections are among the country's largest in a medical center. Including rare source materials and supporting works in the historical collections. The collections also include manuscript volumes of the twelfth through sixteenth centuries, prints and drawings, paintings, art slides, and museum objects. The Historical Library, a section of the Yale Medical Library, was founded by Dr. Harvey Cushing, Dr. John Fulton, and Dr. Arnold C. Klebs, whose personal collections form its core.

Other campus libraries include the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Seeley G. Mudd Library, and the Cross Campus Library. All library facilities are available to the entire University community.

Private gym facilities for the medical campus and lockers exclusively for the use of the PA students are available in the Harkness dormitory basement.