Tour the Building


Floor-by-floor highlights:

Ground Floor
Featuring a prominent entrance on Research Drive and the Great Hall, a multi-purpose event venue with moveable interior walls, flexible seating for up to 400 and state-of-the-art wireless and audiovisual technology .  A large atrium offers an attractive lobby and additional event space as well as a monumental staircase which extends 30-feet upward to the second floor.

First Floor Mezzanine
With a generous balcony overlooking the Great Hall, this floor serves as a gallery viewing area and informal gathering space for students. It also houses the Media Core, the Medical Education Administration Business Office as well as men’s and women’s restrooms and showers.

Second Floor
With a welcoming entrance just off the Duke Hospital-Duke Clinic walkway, this floor has convenient access to Research Drive and Duke Medicine Pavilion. It offers Nosh@the Jo Rae Cafe as well as ample informal seating areas. The Learning Hall, a 160-seat Team-Based Learning (TBL) Center features extra-wide stadium-style tiers accommodating stationary tables and moveable chairs.  TBL students complete assigned reading and return to the Learning Hall prepared to work in teams to solve clinical problems. They are tested before, during, and after each session, both individually and as a group as teams stay together throughout the first year of the Doctor of Medicine curriculum.

Third Floor
An open staircase leads from the second to the third floor, featuring 2 shared conference rooms, 6 teaching laboratories, 6 small group work rooms, and 1 large classroom, all of which may be utilized as formal and informal teaching spaces. All rooms are  flexible with moveable tables and chairs and room dividing walls. The Vice Dean for Education Office Suite is also located on this floor.

Fourth Floor
Prospective medical students will receive their first impression of Duke in the Admissions Office Suite for the Doctor of Medicine program. The hub of community life in the School of Medicine, this floor features a Student Life area complete with a kitchen, TV area, lockers, meeting space, and quiet areas. A generous rooftop terrace offers outdoor social space for students, faculty and staff. Throughout their time in the School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine students will access the Student Affairs suite for group educational and social activities, as well as one-on-one academic counseling with their respective Advisory Dean.

Fifth Floor
High-tech simulation facilities on this floor will be used by medical and other graduate health professions students, as well as medical residents and faculty who will learn and practice new procedures. This floor also houses the Standardized Patient Program, where patient actors provide students with realistic clinical skills practice. The floor is designed with separate entrances, training, and assessment areas so that patient actors and students encounter each other only in the exam room setting.


Sixth Floor
This area has 10,000 square feet of space furnished with 40 chairs and ten tables as well as an additional seating area. The space will be used predominantly as study space as well as other academic and extra-curricular activities and events.