The seven-story Medical Education Building contains four lecture halls with a combined capacity of about 700, as well as smaller conference-classrooms, student laboratories, faculty offices and research laboratories. This building connects to the five story Neil Hellman Medical Research Building. The Hellman Building which has 75,000 square feet of floor space, houses research quarters and equipment. This building also contains many additional teaching facilities, as well as faculty and administrative offices. Located near the Neil Hellman Medical Research Building is the Theobald Smith Laboratory, a two-story structure of historic significance which houses additional research laboratories.
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New York State Medical Library
The New York State Medical Library, just a mile from the Medical Center, is an important adjunct to the College Library. The State Medical Library has 220,000 volumes and subscribes to 2,500 periodicals in the health sciences. There is a daily courier service, not only to the New York State Library, but also to the libraries of the University at Albany, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Union College, Skidmore College, and other academic and research libraries in the Capital Region. Because of this collaborative relationship, Albany Medical College has the ability to supplement the State Library's collection of less frequently used journals.
New York State Department of Health
The geographic proximity of Albany Medical College and the New York State Department of Health has led to a close relationship in many instructional, research and community health activities. The Medical College and the Division of Laboratories and Research of the New York State Department of Health (DOH) are located less than one mile from each other, and the Medical College and DOH staffs exchange services. There is ample opportunity for an interchange of scientific information, instruction and cooperation on a variety of research projects. Staff members of these laboratories take part in the instruction of medical and graduate students in the fields of Biochemistry, Virology (Microbiology) and Internal Medicine. The benefits of collaborative efforts between the State Department of Health and Albany Medical College take on increased significance in the fields of teaching, research and service in the medical sciences as the respective programs of DOH and the College expand.