Zucker School of Medicine



The Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell is comprised of two buildings referred to as the East and West buildings that make up the home of medical professional education.  The original building also referred to as the east building (former home of the New York Jets summer training facility) was expanded to add a west building in March of 2015. The entire facility totals approximately 113,000 square feet, including a Structure Lab an ultramodern theater and a clinical skills rooms 

The east building offers 16 flexible learning areas, a 108-seat theater called the Medical Education Theater (MET), a health sciences library, a modern and inviting student lounge that was formerly our original Structure Lab as well as a full service Servery. The west building expansion has allowed more room to house a growing population of faculty, staff, and students.  Early in the Zucker School of Medicine renovation process, the team decided to design a building that could be considered for LEED Silver certification; which we achieved. The environmentally conscious Zucker School of Medicine LEED Silver building framework and layout reflects "Main Street," an open, contemporary yet inviting space and seamless design that is punctuated by small group rooms, a multipurpose area, dining and lounge retreats both in- and outdoors to inspire socialization, collaboration and community.  

About the Building

  • The west building was designed to meet the highest standards for LEED Silver Rating (green building leadership) and successfully achieved this goal.
  • The building expansion created a single grand entryway (two-story entrance) for both buildings that features a welcoming 4,800 square foot atrium, a theater with seating for 240 people, twelve additional small group classrooms (each accommodating eight to ten students) in addition to an additional large group multipurpose area that can be separated into three rooms with the ability to expand into one large group meeting area (to host over 100 people).
  • The building expansion created a large Structure Lab with room for more than 125 individuals that features the very latest in medical-surgical equipment, lighting and technology.
  • The former structure lab facility, in the East building, was renovated and repurposed into an inviting student lounge, complete with dining and relaxed-seating areas, work stations, and entertainment.
  • In addition to instruction areas, the west building expansion added approximately 44 faculty and administrative offices, including rooms for clinical skills practice, work space for support staff and a Dean's office suite offering a large formal conference room to accommodate 25 individuals.
  • The 6 clinical skills rooms were recently upgraded that feature the installation of two-way mirrors as well as audio and video tools for faculty and peer observation, assessment, and learning.  The new equipment and configuration will serve to replicate actual exam and hospital rooms.
  • Outside, the west expansion features an alternate roadway to access the medical school complex, including parking for more than 100 additional vehicles.
  • Many of the pieces of artwork installed in our buildings were created by our students, faculty and staff.  
  • Other peripheral highlights include exterior landscaping, outdoor seating and tables,walkway lighting, and half-court basketball.
  • We are proud of our new Alumni Walk which extends the opportunity to engrave a brick located along the walkway near the rear courtyard.
  • The 240-seat theater is the principle learning venue in the expanded facility. It features a state-of-the-art audiovisual (AV) system, including a 208" diagonal front projection screen and a secondary confidence monitor for presentations. The theater offers:
  • Lecture Capture System—allowing sessions to be recorded for playback Push-to-Talk—featuring automatic focus on students speaking from the audience. HD Polycom Videoconferencing system – bringing remote medical education and presentations through high quality audiovisual technology.
  • The audiovisual system is fed with dual point/tilt/zoom (PTZ) cameras, local Blu-Ray and DVD/VCR players, as well as rack-mounted PCs for presentation content. Audio is supported via ceiling-mounted and wall-recessed loudspeakers, along with a wireless assistive listening device for ADA compliance. The audiovisual system is controlled via multiple wall-mounted and wireless touch panels that allow for control of all AV components and features, including the theatre lighting system.
  • The 7,300 square foot structure laboratory offers maximum capacity, allowing room for more than 125 individuals. Approximately 7,000 square feet of the structure lab is composed of a large open dissection teaching space and work area.
  • Additional structure lab space includes a model storage and embalming lab for the anatomical model preparation/storage, environmental room, medical waste storage, preparation room, and locker areas.
  • While working in the lab, faculty and students experience new built-in telecommunication technology/computers, large monitors, and state-of-the-art surgical lighting.

The 2,600 square foot student lounge includes a living room TV space, gaming area, conversation space, three club rooms, one student council office, a storage pantry space as well as music room.

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