Programs Offered at the Health Professions Building
Directions To The Health Professions Building
The Health Professions Building in Winchester, Virginia, founded in 1996, is located on the Winchester Medical Center—Valley Health campus.
1775 N Sector Ct
Winchester, VA 22601
Contact the Health Professions Building at 540-678-4312.
HPB Grows & Takes On New Look
Shenandoah completed a renovation and expansion of the Health Professions Building in 2019. The renovation created a new main entrance, main hallways and one new office in the previously existing space, which also received a roof replacement and new HVAC. The 11,000-square-foot addition includes a 180-seat classroom that can be subdivided into three 60-seat classrooms, 10 offices and a study nook.
The Health Professions Building Experience
The Health Professions Building is ideal for nature lovers and students who prefer to live in a location where they can view the mountains and enjoy the amenities that a smaller, historic, and vibrant city provides.
This location includes:
- A Health Sciences library
- The HPB Cafe
- A workout room
The Health Professions Building Classroom Experience
The Health Professions Building contains several laboratories for both student learning and research. The labs are equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation for selective procedures including HPLC, automatic DNA isolation, and real time PCR for pharmacogenetic analyses. Within the various laboratories students learn to compound medicines, dispense medicines, and prepare sterile products.
The Health Professions Building features 190- and 85-seat multimedia classrooms plus numerous smaller classrooms for demonstrations, problem-solving exercises and simulations.
The Dunn Family Apothecary
The Dunn Family Apothecary is a turn of the century apothecary that was owned by the founder of Shenandoah’s School of Pharmacy’s father. This museum in the Health Professions Building holds pharmaceutical recipe books, medicines, tools, and instruments dating back 200 years. Bernard J. Dunn donated his father’s apothecary to give Shenandoah students an understanding of the environment that a pharmacist would have studied and worked in 100 years ago. This historical exhibit shows pharmacy students how quickly the field changes. In a pharmacy such as this, a pharmacist would have compounded all of their prescriptions themselves.
Eugene V. White Pharmacy
The Eugene V. White Pharmacy Museum reflects the field of pharmacy around the 1960s. By the 1960s, commercial pharmaceutical companies were compounding all prescriptions, so pharmacists had transitioned into an almost strictly sales positions. Eugene V. White proposed at the time the radical idea that pharmacists were better suited than physicians to answer patient’s questions about how prescriptions performed in the body. Through his campaigning White single-handedly changed the direction of pharmacy. The artifacts of his pharmacy are now housed in the Health Professions Building as a historical exhibit to show pharmacy students how quickly the field changes.
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