On Monday, August 9, a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the opening of
the integrated Teaching and Learning Center (iTLC) on the second floor
of UMass Medical School. A flexible teaching space equipped with
state-of-the-art technology, the iTLC supports implementation of the
School of Medicine’s new curriculum, which integrates basic science
with clinical education throughout all four years—a fundamental change
in the way medical school curriculum has traditionally been
The space, which can accommodate 150
students, can be divided into three self-contained areas supporting lab
work, lectures and computer testing, with each area containing flat
panel screens and projectors. Contemporary technology will enable
students and instructors to interact in real time using laptops and
classroom-based computers. The iTLC will be used for the first time on
Friday, August 13.
For a look inside the iTLC, check out the slideshow below.