April 2, 2015
OSU-CHS to construct state-of-the-art Medical Academic and Simulation Center
Crews begin preliminary site work for OSU-CHS’ Medical Academic and Simulation Center.
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences will begin construction on a new Medical Academic and Simulation Center as part of an effort to strengthen the medical education offered to students on the Tulsa-based campus.
“The new facility will provide a state-of-the-art learning experience for students in the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine,” said OSU-CHS President Kayse Shrum, D.O. “The Medical Academic and Simulation Center will also provide much-needed space as we continue to address Oklahoma’s severe physician shortage.”
The Medical Academic and Simulation Center will include a hospital simulation lab, with an emergency room, operating room, intensive care unit, birthing suite and ambulance bay that will enable students to simulate procedures and practice skills commonly utilized in hospitals across the country.
“Construction on this project will enable us to maximize the limited space available on our campus to provide the best possible education for our students,” said Robin Dyer, D.O., OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine associate dean for academic affairs. “The Medical Academic and Simulation Center will feature a number of new training resources that will help us attract and train students from across the state who want to practice in Oklahoma.”
Expanded clinical skills labs, a new osteopathic manipulative medicine lab, classrooms, lecture hall, conference facilities and student study space will also be included in the 223,000-square-foot Medical Academic and Simulation Center.
The new building will be constructed on the northwest corner of the campus, off Southwest Boulevard. Plans also call for the addition of a five-story parking garage adjoining the facility, which replace parking spaces removed for construction.
The four-story facility will cost approximately $45 million to construct. Preliminary work on the construction site is expected to begin this spring, with an anticipated completion date in late 2017.
Flintco will serve as construction manager on the project, with designs from Dewberry Architects.