ERIC Number: ED022320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Design for Medical Education. The Development and Planning of a Medical College and Care Center.
Peery, Thomas M.; Green, Alan C.
Planning and design procedures which one medical education center employed in translating its educational objectives, philosophy and techniques into laboratory, classroom and clinic facilities are described. Basic planning considerations included--(1) determination of the curriculum, (2) facility utilization rate, (3) housing of research activities, (4) planning of ancillary facilities, and (5) zoning of facilities. Specific design studies were conducted on four major facility groupings--(1) the commons, or general facilities for the use of students and faculty, and classrooms to house basic clinical instruction, (2) the medical sciences unit, for housing of instructional and research activities, (3) the resource unit, for library and other self use facilities, and (4) the clinics unit or the patient care areas. Each study considers primary medical and educational functions, communications and circulation relationships and possible physical layouts. Site planning and development procedures established the optimum interrelationships for efficient functioning, circulation and access for the four groupings and a fifth doctors' grouping. Included is an appendix which presents the results of their study to define the specific needs and objectives of the medical program. (BH)
Descriptors: Building Design, College Planning, Design Requirements, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Facility Requirements, Health Facilities, Medical Services, Site Selection
Public Information Office, The George Washington School of Medicine, 1335 H Street, N. W., Washington, D. C. 20005
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. School of Medicine.
Identifiers: District of Columbia