Keeping in line with the University’s mission and strategic plan, these renovations are intended to provide Salus students with an optimum learning experience in a progressive atmosphere as technology rapidly changes. New, expanded, and renovated facilities are a central priority of the University, as we strive to transform into a technology-rich academic hub for professional development, multidisciplinary study, and a collaborative community resource.
Standardized Patient/Simulation Lab Coming Soon
The South Wing at Salus University’s main campus in Elkins Park is undergoing a renovation to accommodate the increasing number of graduate students enrolled in the University’s Physician Assistant Studies program. Construction on the physical space will renovate two, 50-seat lecture style classrooms into the graduate program’s new standardized patient/simulation lab with collaborative learning environments and an updated clinical skills lab.
Past Renovation Projects
Oak Street Health Clinic
The Eye Institute (TEI)
of Salus University partnered with Oak Street Health
to add a primary care clinical facility to its Oak Lane campus. The Oak Lane Clinic is the fourth addition to Ampersand’s Philadelphia-based CityLife Neighborhood Clinic model, which focuses on providing well-rounded, quality care to neighborhoods that traditionally lack access to coordinated care. The clinic is accessible from the second-floor entrance of TEI.
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Virtual Reality Simulation Lab
A simulation lab was added adjacent to the new optometric clinical skills lab, featuring state-of-the-art virtual reality technology that provides a powerful training tool for both indirect and direct ophthalmoscopy. The simulation lab includes eight stations to train students in indirect and two stations for training in direct ophthalmoscopy. The simulator provides a highly realistic, three dimensional experience of retinal examinations as well as affording an opportunity to learn how to properly handle the ophthalmoscope. Combined with the upgraded Clinical Procedures Lab, this technology ensures that the University’s students are prepared to handle all aspects of the patient exam when they reach the clinical setting.
Clinical Procedures Lab Renovation
The renovated Clinical Procedures Lab features state-of-the-art ophthalmic equipment and electronic health record capabilities to prepare the University’s optometry students for a seamless transition into patient care at The Eye Institute. The lab includes 34 fully-equipped optometric bays, video/camera slit lamps for demonstration, and mounted live feed video cameras for integrated instruction.
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Learning Resource Center
The University's traditional library was transformed into the new technology-focused Learning Resource Center, which houses a help desk/service center, large wood tables, group study areas, a 50-person classroom and a small coffee/tea bar.
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