Groundbreaking Held for University of Virgin Islands Medical School

  • Mar 16, 2016

Last week The Beck Group broke ground on the new University of the Virgin Islands Medical School. A Classroom Building will be built on the St. Thomas Campus and a Simulation Center will be built at the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix.

The Beck Group designed both facilities:

  • The 33,876 SF, two-story Classroom Building on the St. Thomas Campus will house seminar rooms, a 100-seat lecture hall, library, 1,200 SF of clinical skills labs, an anatomy lab and 5,000 SF of administration space. The building will feature traditional native stone and cypress wood found throughout the campus.
  • The new 21,332 SF Simulation Center will consist of a 16-station surgical skills labs, simulation rooms, a 70-seat lecture hall, conference space, a dining hall and administrative offices in a one-story building. These state-of-the-art spaces will provide an active learning environment for medical students and visiting physicians.

The University of the Virgin Islands Medical School is the first accredited, English-speaking medical school in the Caribbean. The school will train local students as physicians so they can support the ongoing medical needs of the islands’ citizens.

Read more information on this project in this article from the St. Thomas Source.