The primary campus of the University is located in the Alta Bates Summit Medical Center campus in Oakland.
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, Development and Alumni Affairs, 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.
Providence Pavilion South (3012 Summit Street)
The Business Services offices are located at 3012 Summit Street; these offices include Human Resources, Payroll, Facilities, Information Technology, Media Services, Accounts Payable, and Finance.
HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER
The Health Education Center (HEC), is a 44,000-square-foot building housing;
- Three classrooms, one conference room, and one Tandberg® classroom.
- Bechtel Room, is a 350-seat large multipurpose room
- A fully-equipped kitchen for catered luncheons and banquets
- The 250-seat Fontaine Auditorium, with audiovisual capability from television to multimedia presentations
For more information about the Health Education Center and reservations for the conference rooms call (510) 869-6161.
JOHN A. GRAZIANO MEMORIAL LIBRARY
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. Contact (510) 869-8900 for more information.
The University provides the following laboratory facilities to support academic programs:
The following are located in the Peralta Pavilion:
The Gait Laboratory contains treadmills, an EKG unit, a Kinesiology EMG unit, bicycle ergometers, 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.
Health Sciences Simulation Center
The Health Sciences Simulation Center 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.
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.
USE OF COMMON AREA FACILITIES
There are several common areas within the University which are available to all currently enrolled students who agree when using these areas to keep them clean and to report damages or safety hazards to the Facilities Department (ext. 5356). Any person or group planning to use any common area for an event must contact an HEC Scheduling Coordinator to avoid conflicts and to make reservations (ext. 6161). The exception to this rule is the Student Lounge for which reservations should be made through the Student Body officers or the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services. Appliances and furniture are for the enjoyment of all users, and must not be removed from the designated areas.
Usage of the barbecue grill must be approved by Facilities Department (ext. 1505).
Student Fitness Room
The student gym, located in the Peralta Pavilion Green Space, adjacent to the the Peralta Pavilion, is available 24-hours a day. SMU ID badge is required for access to the gym. This area is unsupervised; students are invited to use the equipment at their own risk. The University cannot assume liability for injuries incurred from use of the equipment.
Students using the kitchen in the Health Education Center and Peralta Pavilion Student Lounge should make sure that all appliances are turned off, dishes and utensils washed and put away, and the area cleaned before leaving. Personal items in the refrigerator should be marked with the owner’s name and date.
Lockers are available for commuting students at no cost. Lockers are located on the fourth floor of the Peralta Medical Office Building and in the restrooms in the basement level of Peralta Pavilion adjacent to the Anatomy Lab. Students must provide their own locks.
Lost and Found
Lost and found services are available at the ABSMC Security Department, HEC Front Office, and Facilities Department.
Sacramento Regional Learning Center (SRLC) is located at 2710 N. Gateway Oaks Drive, 3rd Floor. Suite 360 includes Managing Director, administrative offices, administrative assistants, two large classrooms, student lounge and study area/library with part-time librarian. Also in this area is a small classroom/Tandberg System, computer lab and clinical/sim lab. Suite 340 includes faculty offices, Admission & Student Services Counselor and administrative assistant.
San Francisco Learning Center (ABSN) located at 555 San Jose Avenue, (St. Luke’s Hospital), at this location includes Faculty/Staff offices, 2 large wireless classrooms one includes Tandberg capability, 12-bed skills lab, student computer lab along with small library and part-time Librarian, small break room. (Student applications are no longer being accepted at this campus.)
San Mateo Learning Center (ABSN) located at 1720 South Amphlett Boulevard, at this location includes Faculty/Staff offices, 2 large wireless classrooms one includes Tandberg capability, 12-bed skills lab, student computer lab along with small library and part-time library, break room, conference room and Traveling offices spaces for Student Services such as; Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Accounts, and Admission Counselors.