Pikeville College has announced a $25 million dollar expansion project that will provide students in the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (PCSOM) and the undergraduate college with a new educational facility and an expanded clinical skills center.
The nine-story structure will include two lecture halls, a gross anatomy lab, two research labs, offices, small-group classrooms and student study space. A clinical skills center will serve as a training and testing center using standardized patients and high-fidelity robotic patient simulators.
With construction of the new building, the medical school’s current location will provide for the expansion of faculty offices and classroom space in the undergraduate college.
The expansion will enable the college to increase its medical school enrollment from 300 to 500 students.
Construction is planned to begin by the end of this year. The facility will be ready for occupancy by June 2012.