The Trent Semans Center for Health Education (TSCHE) is our medical school home – where you can find students studying, meeting, and hanging out. Most of our classes are held here in the Learning Hall – our main lecture hall designed for team learning and student interaction - and Histology Lab rooms, and it also houses our SIM lab and Office of Admissions. There are a number of learning studios, smaller classrooms, and conference rooms available for students to use. Our student lounge, meditation room, and Advisory Deans’ offices are all on the fourth floor, where you will frequently find students eating lunch and taking a break from schoolwork. The large open lower and uppers floors are used for a variety of events including our Match Day celebration, AOA day, lunchtime yoga, and our annual holiday party. Below is an interactive video to introduce you to our home away from home, and here is a link to the floor plans.
A more in-depth look at TSCHE and areas around Duke University Hospital
Study together in the TSCHE learning studios, each of which has its own TV and a wall of whiteboards. Go to large group learning sessions in the Learning Hall, our lecture hall designed for student interaction and team-based learning. Break out into smaller groups in the Histology Lab rooms for hands-on and clinical learning sessions.
Develop your clinical skills by practicing patient care with your classmates in the Duke Human Simulation and Patient Safety Center on the fifth floor of TSCHE. Hone your surgical technique using the simulators and supplies in the Surgical Education and Activities Lab on the same floor.
Meditate with a Neurosurgeon/Buddhist Priest Wednesdays at 5pm in the Duke Medical Pavilion Interfaith Chapel, pictured here, or anytime in the Meditation Room on the fourth floor of TSCHE.
Center yourself with noon Yoga on the sixth floor of TSCHE – free and open to all students and staff!
Relax, socialize, take a massage chair break, or play pool/ping pong/guitar hero in the medical student lounge. The lounge is right across the common area from the Advisory Deans’ offices, so it’s easy to pop in to say hello or get the guidance you need during breaks.
The Computer Lab is right down the hall from the student lounge on the fourth floor – home to large-screen desktop computers, walking desks, and stationary bike desks!
Study in the Seeley Mudd Building, our medical center library that is directly attached to TSCHE, where there are individual cubicles, standing and rolling desks, study pods with whiteboards, and reservable group study rooms.
And if you need help with technology, you can visit the MedEd IT Student Helpdesk on the bottom floor of Seeley Mudd.
NOSH on the second floor of TSCHE is to Duke Med what Times Square is to New York City – it is always full of people from all over the hospital and it has amazing food. You can enjoy your food in the outdoor seating area in between TSCHE and Duke Hospital on nice days.
Duke Hospital Cafeterias (North and South) provide food for patients, hospital staff, and hungry students. Bonus: Duke North’s Starbucks and Subway are open 24/7, 365.
The Duke Brodhead Center on the undergraduate campus (a ~10-minute walk from TSCHE) has a huge selection of restaurants to choose from.
Most importantly, TSCHE and Seeley Mudd are right next door to Duke University Hospital – so you are never more than a few minutes away from patient care!