The Farrell Learning and Teaching Center — the focal point for education at Washington University School of Medicine — includes flexible and convenient classroom and lab settings, computer rooms, study carrels and hearth-like areas for social gathering. The six-story facility serves medical and graduate students and enhances the school’s position as a world leader in medical education.

Social Spaces

  • Student study carrels: Personal desk space, secure storage and data ports for every first- and second-year student
  • Four-story atrium: Student artwork and research poster sessions are regular features
  • Hearth Cafe: Pleasant gathering space offering light food
  • The Hearth: Fireplace, comfortable seating and grand piano — the perfect setting for impromptu gatherings and planned events such as coffee houses
  • Group study rooms: Available 24 hours a day
  • Computer lab: Comprehensive electronic educational tools and course materials
  • Student lounge: Snack bar/kitchen, game table, comfortable seating and TV/DVD player

12119_hugh-bender_-RJB_-008Teaching Spaces

  • Two auditoriums: Power and data at every seat
  • Classrooms and laboratories: The latest AV/computer equipment delivers digitized educational resources to your seat. Mobile furniture accommodates every learning style
  • Clinical Skills Instruction Suite: Students treat standardized patients in 13 simulated outpatient clinic rooms and two inpatient rooms as real-time faculty/peer observation and digital recording enhance the learning experience
  • Wood Simulation Center: Emergency/trauma care training with full-body, high-fidelity patient simulators