The School of Medicine is located at the newly renovated Interprofessional Health Sciences (IHS) Campus, alongside Seton Hall’s College of Nursing and School of Health and Medical Sciences as well as research programs of both Seton Hall and Hackensack Meridian Health.
The IHS Campus occupies 20 acres of a 120 acre site in Nutley and Clifton, New Jersey at the former Hoffman La Roche headquarters. It is located on Route 3, a centrally located commuter route which provides direct access to the Lincoln Tunnel, a major portal into Manhattan. The site of the SOM is the largest undeveloped commercial property in Northern New Jersey and will be transformed into a development called “On 3”, a vibrant mixed use development which will include retail, restaurants, housing, office, biomedical companies, hotel space and a fitness center; thus creating a new urban district. The site connects to adjacent parks and waterways. Abundant green space will connect with walking, jogging and bicycle trails into the adjacent towns. The site is only 15 minutes away from Seton Hall University and Hackensack University Medical Center.
The building housing the SOM has been renovated to create teaching spaces that support the curriculum. The building’s renovations created new simulation centers, standardized patient “clinics”, a wet and dry anatomy lab, information commons (library), student support services, casual eating facilities, student lounges and classroom space specifically designed to support our pedagogical approach employing student-centered, small group pedagogies, as well as ample independent student learning space for individuals and small groups. There is also extensive research-ready laboratory space.
State of the art audiovisual equipment is in all learning spaces, allowing for active collaboration between students and faculty. The Seton Hall Teaching, Learning and Technology Center (TLTC) and HMH Department of Information Technology have collaborated to create a state-of-art simulation center and learning facility for doctors educated in the 21st century, bringing their expertise in supporting doctors in actual clinical environments.
SIM and SP Center
The IHS Campus includes approximately 30,000 square feet space dedicated to the teaching and assessment of students’ clinical and procedural skills.
This space includes:
Clinical Skills Center (CSC): Sixteen examination rooms that are each designed to look like and function as an outpatient medical space. These will be used for learning clinical skills, as well as formative and summative assessment. The CSC also includes full digital video/audio recording for all exam rooms, allowing for faculty observers to be stationed in a central control room or outside of the individual examination rooms
Medical Simulation Center (MSC): Seven simulation rooms designed as Medical/Surgical Inpatient Units (two), Intensive Care Units (two), Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, Operating Room and Labor and Delivery (with capability for newborn care simulation). All rooms have full video/audio recording and dedicated control room space for mannequin control and student observation.
These two robust centers are completed by many task training and exam table labs, where multiple exam tables in a room, video recording and demonstration, and flexible space provides the ideal environment for physical exam, physical diagnosis, and procedure training.
Gross Anatomy Facilities
The IHS Campus features a state-of-the-art gross anatomy facility that will allow for traditional dissection, use of prosections, and computer-based imaging. The lab is a flexible-use facility that can be set up in a variety of ways to match the pedagogical needs of a particular session.
The gross anatomy lab is an interdisciplinary facility that will be used for teaching anatomy, as well as medical imaging, histology, pathology, and clinical skills.