Explore Research Innovation at the David Geffen School of Medicine
This new facility will take David Geffen School of Medicine's teaching and learning into the future.
Rapid advances in healthcare delivery have created the opportunity and obligation to think differently about training the physician-leaders of tomorrow. UCLA’s new medical education building, Geffen Hall is designed to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork, leverage technology, and provide flexible spaces that can continually adapt to innovations in curricula, teaching tools, and learning styles. Located at the intersection of Le Conte Avenue and Tiverton Drive, the gateway to UCLA’s Health Sciences campus and one of the busiest areas in Westwood, Geffen Hall is designed to engage the community along with students and faculty from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the division of life sciences and the schools of nursing, dentistry, public health, and engineering—and indeed, the entire university.
For decades to come, Geffen Hall will serve as the medical education “home” by providing educational facilities for all medical school trainees (medical students, residents, fellows, postdoctoral and doctoral students) and faculty. This educational space will also serve the greater Los Angeles community, providing an exciting venue for UCLA-hosted public lectures, health fairs, “mini medschool” seminars, and more. Innovative educational programming hosted by the David Geffen School of Medicine will create an enhanced sense of community and institutional pride. The glass exterior and open layout are designed for transparency—to attract physicians, scientists, students, and community members. A small café will be open for fast casual dining. The courtyard, auditorium, and learning studio will become destinations for people from around campus and throughout the Los Angeles community.
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