A World-Class Medical School
As the next generation of physicians and medical professions, you are training in a new Medical School building and facilities with the latest in technology, including a Simulation Hospital and HoloAnatomy lab.
Highlights from Duquesne's College of Medicine Ribbon Cutting
On January 17, 2024, we marked a defining moment in Duquesne’s history as we expand our commitment to create and support healthy communities in our region and far beyond with the opening of the new College of Osteopathic Medicine building.
A Campus at the Center of Everything
You will also train at urban and rural clinical partner facilities renowned for many of today’s medical advancements that are all in and around the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -ranked as one of the 10 best states for healthcare!
Our park-like campus location is in downtown Pittsburgh with attractions including games from professional sport teams—Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and Riverhounds—as well as concerts and other events in our vibrant cultural center. Plenty of outdoor activities are just blocks away, with miles of bike, running and hiking trails along our three rivers.
Once complete, the Bus Rapid Transit line will easily and quickly transport you to and from our campus uptown to Oakland for clinical and residency programs and convenient off-campus housing.
Facilities, Tech & Clinical Sites
New Medical School Building
On January 17, 2024, the Duquesne's College of Medicine opened its doors during a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The newly constructed 80,000 square foot, state-of-the-art building is located on Duquesne’s campus on Forbes Avenue in uptown Pittsburgh.
The Medical School’s location provides you direct access to Duquesne’s Gumberg Library (with its dedicated medical library), the cadaver lab, additional research labs, as well as all campus amenities, including the Power Center fitness facilities, Health Services, a variety of food options, the Duquesne University Chapel and much more.
Simulation Hospital & Standardized Patient Center
Equipped with the latest in medical simulation technology, you will be immersed in a realistic clinical setting including our simulation hospital and standardized patient center to prepare for work with real patients in an integrative health care environment.
Here, you will work alongside other Duquesne health professionals, including pharmacy, nursing and health science peers and faculty as a fully integrated care team. You will benefit from face-to-face interactions simulating a wide range of patient-care situations faced by health professionals. Those experiences will help you develop the crucial clinical and communication skills needed to improve the quality of care for your patients.
The standardized patient center includes 12 outpatient examination rooms modeled after an outpatient clinical practice where students will engage with standardized patient actors to learn and refine interpersonal, communication, and clinical skills. The simulation hospital includes several simulated healthcare environments each equipped with a diverse collection of high-fidelity simulators:
- Operating Room
- 3-Bed Emergency Room
- Labor and Delivery Room
- Ultrasound Lab
- Skills Briefing and Debriefing Rooms
- Intensive Care Unit
- Med-Surg Inpatient Exam Room
HoloAnatomy Lab & Technology
You will use the latest in medical training technology with HoloAnatomy, a mixed augmented reality learning platform with a colorful state-of-the-art lab will help you gain a better understanding of the human anatomy system-by-system.
Duquesne's College of Medicine is leading the way as one of only a few medical schools in the country that incorporates the HoloAnatomy holographic imaging technology in our curriculum. The technology offers:
- A light-weight headset device for each student working in the HoloAnatomy lab. Duquesne has 50 devices available!
- User-friendly, interactive system that can be voice- and hand-activated to get you closer to the smallest details of the human body–even heart-strings!
- An open system for project collaboration with peers and faculty–unlike other individualized systems such as AnatomyX.
- Large group instruction capabilities, guided by supportive faculty to prepare you for your medical exams.
- Small group experiential learning and research opportunities that provide a horizon-expanding education.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) and Clinical Skills Lab
Medical students will learn and develop hands-on skills in this state-of-the-art learning environment equipped with exam tables and technology to facilitate learning. Students will receive instruction and refine history-taking, physical examination, interpersonal and communication, and procedural skills including OMM. Students will learn to incorporate osteopathic principles and techniques into everyday patient care.
Clinical Partner Facilities
You will train in high-quality healthcare environments and develop your clinical skills with hands-on educational experiences in your third- and fourth-year clinical rotations. you will be preparing to join the next generation of physicians who will impact the patients, healthcare systems and communities within the Pittsburgh region and beyond.
Duquesne's Medical School partners with more than 22 urban and rural integrated delivery systems, including UPMC, independent hospitals and community facilities in western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Most clinical training facilities are conveniently located within a few minutes walk to an hour drive from our downtown Pittsburgh campus.
Here are a few, including Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) facilities:
- Armstrong County Memorial Hospital
- Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
- Cornerstone Care, Inc. (FQHC)
- East Liberty Family Healthcare Center (FQHC)
- Encompass Health and Rehabilitation
- Genesis Medical Associates
- Heritage Valley Health System
- Hyndman Area Health Center (FQHC)
- Independence Health System: Butler
- Independence Health System: Excela
- Indiana Regional Medical Center
- Lutheran SeniorLife
- Meadville Medical Center
- Metro Community Health Center (FQHC)
- Northside Christian Health Center (FQHC)
- Primary Care Health Services (FQHC)
- Pittsburgh Veteran's Affairs
- Primary Health Network (FQHC)
- Punxsutawney Area Hospital
- Sharon Regional Medical Center
- Squirrel Hill Health Center (FQHC)
- St. Clair Health
- Trinity Health System
- UPMC (Mercy, Altoona, Horizon/Jameson)
- Weirton Medical Center