On-Campus Practical Labs
You will immediately apply what you are learning in our on-campus practical labs. The well-equipped spaces provide a range of skills development opportunities for supervised individual and group practice of patient care activities.
Catherine Filene Shouse Building
Located in the MGH Institute's main academic building the Institute's simulation labs, skills lab, and physical assessment lab provide simulated hospital environments for students developing their clinical skills. Read more about clinical education at the Institute.
The Simulation Lab provides you learning experiences in two acute-care inpatient rooms, equipped with an observation and control room and live video feeds and capture. More than two dozen interactive simulation manikins, including birthing, infant, pediatric, and adult manikins, allow you to get hands-on practice in a simulated real-world environment. See our virtual campus tour of the simulation lab.
Acute-Care Skills Lab
In this lab you will learn in a simulated hospital environment, ideal for developing your core skills and competencies prior to going out on clinical rotations. Practice what you are learning with classmates and manikins, as well as standardized patients under the supervision of faculty and clinical instructors. See our virtual campus tour of the acute-care skills lab.
Physical Assessment Lab
You will immediately apply what you are learning in this state-of-the-art practice lab. The well-equipped space provides skills development opportunities for supervised individual and group practice of patient care activities.
The labs, located on the main floor of the Institute's main academic building, are well-lit, pleasant areas where you will spend much of your time learning basic skills.
Two Constitution Center
IMPACT Practice Center
The IMPACT Practice Center which opened fall 2017 on the ground floor of 2CC, provides pro bono services to our local communities. The Center enables student teams from across the health professions to deliver integrated services as part of their clinical education. By providing this free care under the supervision of the Institute's practicing clinician faculty, students enrolled in the nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and speech-language pathology programs receive a priceless benefit: real-life experience.
Client populations include those with chronic conditions across the lifespan. Interventions incorporate education, wellness, rehabilitation, as well as preventive strategies for maintaining health.
Within the IMPACT Practice Center, specialized centers address specific conditions through clinical expertise, research, and education. These centers include:
Aphasia Center (stroke and brain injury rehabilitation)
Learn more about these centers. Take our virtual campus tour of the IMPACT Practice Center.