New LRC opens at LBJ Hospital.
New LRC opens at LBJ Hospital.

After several months of planning, Harris Health LBJ Hospital opened its own Learning Resource Center Feb. 18.

The new satellite LRC is located on the second floor of the UTHealth Annex, Room 213.  It includes 16 individually partitioned study carrels, each with a UT-configured computer and group seating for up to eight. A network scanner, wireless connectivity, and core texts soon will be available.

The facility will be open to all medical students 24/7 and users will only have access with a valid LBJ ID badge that has been specially programmed.  No food will be allowed in the LRC and only beverages in closed containers will be permitted.   For the convenience of all student users, a breakout room is available adjacent to the LRC.

The satellite LRC at LBJ was created with support from Dean Giuseppe Colasurdo, Dr. Patricia Butler, Dr. Peter Doyle, Dr. Carmel Dyer, and Dr. Nancy McNiel. Claire Brunson, Karim Marani and the Medical School IT team worked closely with Deborah Jarvis, project manager, and Harris Health System to plan, renovate, and furnish the new facility.

The students and faculty are appreciative of this new addition to the LBJ campus.

“It is absolutely beautiful!” wrote one student. “There were four students already in here, and they all were raving about it.”

“With the Epic EHR, computer time is at a premium at LBJ; with the new LRC, students no longer have to fight for computer time to complete their clerkship assignments,” said Dr. Mark Hormann, associate professor of pediatrics. “The satellite LRC is a great addition to the educational program at LBJ.”