Oakland Campus Buildings

Main Campus - Oakland, CA

The primary campus of the University is located in the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center campus in Oakland, CA.

Peralta Medical Office Building (3100 Telegraph Avenue)

A portion of the University's administative offices are located on the first floor of the Peralta Medical Office Building (PMOB). These offices include Admissions, Financial Aid, Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services, and Campus Service Center.

Five University-exclusive active learning classrooms and two conference rooms are located on the fourth floor.

Peralta Pavilion (450 - 30th Street)

Other University administrative offices are located in the Peralta Pavilion on the second floor, including offices of the President and Academic Vice President and Provost, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Registrar, and the Bookstore. The Departments of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant, and California School of Podiatric Medicine are located on the third and fourth floors of the Peralta Pavilion.

The Health Sciences Simulations Center (HSSC) is located on the Ground Level of the Peralta Pavilion.

Four classrooms, a full computer lab, five laboratories, and the Student Lounge are located on the Lower Level of the Peralta Pavilion.

Adjacent to the Peralta Pavilion building, by the Peralta Green Space, is the Gross Anatomy Lab and Student Gym.

Providence Pavilion (3100 Summit Street)

The School of Nursing offices are located on the third floor of the Providence Pavilion.

The Histology / Microbiology Lab is located on the G-Level of the Providence Pavilion.

Health Education Center (400 Hawthorne Ave)

The Health Education Center (HEC) is a 44,000-square-foot building housing;

  • Three classrooms, one conference room, and one Tandberg® classroom.
  • The Bechtel Room, a 350-maximum capacity multipurpose room;
  • A fully-equipped kitchen for catered luncheons and banquets
  • The 250-seat Fontaine Auditorium, with audiovisual capability from television to multimedia presentations

Offsite Locations (3300 Webster Street)

Other University administrative offices are located in the 3300 Webster Building on the second and thirds floors, including offices the Department of Alumni Affairs, Institutional Research, Assessment, Academic and Instructional Innovation, Financial Services, IT Enterprise Systems, IT Infrastructure and Tech Services and Facilities Department.

John A. Graziano Memorial Library (inside the Health Education Center)

The John A. Graziano Memorial Library contains one of the largest collections of health sciences materials among private holdings in the East Bay. Located in the Health Education Center, the library extends borrowing privileges to students, faculty and staff of Samuel Merritt University and the employees and medical staff of the Oakland campus of Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Weekday and weekend hours are ample to accommodate the needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate population. The collection includes a variety of journals, indexes, electronic full text books and journals, and health sciences texts. Library staff provide information, assistance, and guidance in the use of materials for research projects and class assignments. Remote access to library licensed databases is available by proxy server. Students may make arrangements through Inter-Library Loan and Document Delivery Services to borrow books and copies of articles not held by the library from other local, regional, and national collections.

The library provides computerized search facilities, an online library catalog, two photocopy machines, video viewing rooms equipped with audiovisual equipment, individual study carrels, computer room and printers. Access to the full suite of Microsoft Office software is also available. Visit the library for more information.

Health Sciences Simulation Center (450 30th Street, Suite G860, Oakland, CA)

The Health Sciences Simulations Center (HSSC) is a 5,500 square foot facility, designed with four, large, teaching and learning areas, including two simulation suites. Each simulation suite is comprised of a simulation action room, control room, conference/debriefing room, and a storage area. Human patient simulators (HPS) are life-like manikins integrated with computer software that enable replication of normal and abnormal physiological responses to events and/or therapeutic interventions (e.g., drug administration). The center currently houses 4 SimMan® and 2 SimBaby® simulators produced by Laerdal®. A unique feature of the Center is its digital audio-video system and performance assessment software provided by Education Management Solutions, Inc. (EMS) that is integrated with the human patient simulators. The technologies and software applications work in tandem to record the student/patient simulation sessions, enabling University faculty to evaluate the performance of the students. It is the EMS software that enables the immediate review of patient care scenarios during debriefing sessions, a critical component of simulation training. All of the areas have distance learning capability, via the Tandberg® videoconferencing system.

Two additional teaching/learning areas are situated adjacent to the simulation suites. Both areas are spacious, with a realistic clinical milieu, and equipped with state-of-the-art technology, and clinical instruments that allow for experiential learning in physical diagnosis, health assessment and all the foundational skills for nursing and physician assistant clinical practice.

University Laboratories

Gait Laboratory

The Gait Laboratory contains treadmills, an EKG unit, a Kinesiology EMG unit, bicycle ergo meters, a metabolic cart, and potential facilities for motor control studies and other research activities.

Gross Anatomy Laboratory

The Gross Anatomy Laboratory is approximately 3800 square feet. It contains stainless steel anatomical dissection cadaver tables, metal stools, sinks for hand washing, and cabinets for storage of dissection equipment and specimens. Equipment in the lab includes hanging skeletons, disarticulated skeletons (bone boxes), spine models, and various joint models.

Health and Physical Assessment Laboratories

The University maintains health and physical assessment laboratories for both the Nursing and Physician Assistant programs. Ten stations are available for practicing physical examination skills.

Human Occupation Laboratory

The Human Occupation Laboratory supports a range of activities, from splinting to facilitating small crafts for use as hand tools and applying adaptive equipment. This is a multipurpose laboratory where various projects and group activities can be conducted. This room has an observation booth and can serve as a pediatrics laboratory for children with special needs.

Splinting and Orthotics Laboratory

This room is equipped with thermoplastics materials, casting-bracing products, heating pans, and splinting tools for the fabrication of splints and appliances for the management of scar tissue and edema.

Therapeutic Exercise Laboratory

The Therapeutic Exercise Laboratory is approximately 2000 square feet in size. It is equipped with high-low therapy tables, rolling treatment stools, metal foot stools, mat tables, a set of wall pulleys, parallel bars, a hydrocolater pack machine and other therapeutic exercise equipment. Storage units contain crutches, walkers, wheelchairs, floor mats and free weights. The room also contains traction tables. This lab is designed for instruction in physical therapy patient evaluation and management.

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