The Charleston Southern University PA Program will be housed in the new Health Science
Building. Construction on the 28,458-square-foot Health Science Building began September
2016 and will be completed in the fall of 2017.
The second floor of the Health Science Building has been designed specifically for
the PA Program. PA students will have access to a high-fidelity simulation lab, a dry skills lab, clinical exam rooms, small group debriefing rooms, and a student lounge with additional
The high-fidelity simulation lab, dry skills lab and clinical exam rooms will provide students the opportunity to gain hands on experience to learn clinical
procedures and perform physical examinations. The dry skills lab and 5 clinical exam
rooms are configured to give students a learning experience realistic to the clinical
setting. The simulation lab will have computerized mannequins designed to model real
patients. Teaching students in these settings will equip them to apply what they are
learning in the classroom and practice in a safe environment designed to enhance patient
safety and quality of care once they are in practice.
The student lounge provides students with amenities they need to relax in between
classes and a space for studying. The lounge will be furnished with comfortable seating,
cafe tables, a refrigerator, a microwave, and a sink.
The second floor of the Health Science Building will also include a cadaver lab. Due
to the timing of the completion of the building, students in our first cohort will
not have access to this space. However, the program has purchased a 3-D cadaver training
table that will be used as part of our Human Anatomy coursework. The cadaver lab will
be incorporated into the curriculum for the class that matriculates in January 2019.