Summer 2017

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JUMP-STARTING MEDICAL CAREERS 20 ATPE NEWS HARLINGEN SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS Opened in 2014, Harlingen School of Health Professions prepares students for medical professions by providing a hands-on curriculum within six schools of study: dental science, patient care, surgical procedures, pharmacology/biomedical technology, medical science, and sports medicine therapeutic services. Strategically situated near Harlingen's medical facilities, the school was built with real-world medicine in mind. The school features state-of-the-art simulation rooms that include a surgical lab and a patient care room. DESIGN GOALS: Supporting project-based learning: Students have access to equipment being used in the medical field today, and the opportunity to apply knowledge and procedures they've learned in class. Providing a collegiate feel: The school district hopes to prepare students for postsecondary education in the medical field. The facility features an open library and a large lecture hall. There are also small breakout spaces throughout the school that help promote collaboration. SPECIAL FEATURES: • State-of-the-art simulation surgical lab and patient care room • Furniture that facilitates collaborative work • Multiple spaces for study and collaboration HARLINGEN CISD Designed by Stantec Architecture & ROFA Architects • Photos courtesy of Harlingen CISD JUMP-STARTING MEDICAL CAREERS

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