Educational Facilities and Resources
PCOM maintains its main campus in Philadelphia and a branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia area and a location in Moultrie, Georgia.
PCOM the professional resources of a city rich in medical history, achievements and scientific advances are only 15 minutes from the main PCOM campus on City Avenue. This is the seventh site of a college that graduated its first class of two physicians in 1900. It is located on a 17 acre campus that houses four buildings.
The PCOM-Georgia campus occupies 23 acres on Peachtree Road, NW, in Suwanee, Gwinnett County, Georgia. The 172,000 square foot Old Peachtree building features large and small classrooms, conference areas and study spaces. It also houses research and multi-use basic science laboratory, an anatomy laboratory, simulation center, three pharmacy practice labs and a large osteopathic manipulative medicine practice suite.
A second campus building, the 21,000 square foot North lake building, houses offices for administrative personnel, admissions, marketing and communications, human resources and alumni relations. The campus is also home to Georgia osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic.
PCOM-South Georgia occupies 31 acres off Tallokas Road in Moultrie, Georgia. The 75,000 square foot, stat of the art facility includes classrooms, an Anatomy lab, an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine lab, simulation center, small group study rooms, information commons and a café.
The City Avenue site provides a true college campus atmosphere for students, unique among urban medical colleges. All facilities are specially equipped for students with disabilities.
Medical and graduate students receive hundreds of instructional hours in the two amphitheaters in Evans Hall that accommodate 250 and 235 students. The building was dedicated in 1973 in honor of H. Walter Evans, DO, a distinguished professor of obstetrics and gynecology. Both lecture halls have superb audiovisual capabilities, including video and computer presentation equipment, and the teaching system can link to Internet resources. Several classrooms and conference rooms are equipped for full two way video conference broadcasts.
The seven levels of Evans Hall also house the College library, Office of the Provost, Student Affairs, Admissions and Clinical Education. Faculty offices throughout the building are combined with laboratories where faculty, graduates and students pursue instruction and research. The Anatomy Laboratory, which accommodates 250 students simultaneously in the cadaver dissection lab, is recognized as one of the most advanced teaching laboratories in the nation. The architecture of Evans Hall incorporates the teaching of large classes with the enrichment of student-teacher relationships through the use of small classrooms.
Evans Hall is equipped with varied and sophisticated instructional media, exhibit areas and electronic communications equipment. Video monitors are built into the lecture amphitheaters, laboratories and many other teaching areas in the building. The original Evans Hall architecture was enhanced with a three-story addition in 1996. It provides student lounges, study rooms, cafeteria, classrooms, faculty offices, a student computer lab and an osteopathic manipulative medicine teaching center.
Levin Administration Building
This elegant stone mansion stands at the center of the 16-acre Moss estate purchased by the College in 1957. It underwent full restoration in 1997. It now houses the Office of the President, the Office of Alumni Relations and Development and the Office of Marketing and Communications. The Levin Administration Building is named in recognition of the Levin family tradition of pursuing and maintaining the osteopathic heritage, and in honor of Abraham Levin, DO ’35, Jacob M. Levin, DO ’36, Samuel I. Levin, DO ’35, and Joel L. Levin, DO ’69.
Purchased by the College in 1981, Rowland Hall has a reception area and PCOM Printing Services located on the lower level. Physician offices, including a newly constructed family medicine suite, administrative offices and academic areas are located throughout this five level building. Many PCOM students receive clinical instruction in Rowland Hall’s outpatient offices. A state-of-the-art computer lab with an instructor’s station and 15 workstations to support the teaching modalities is located on the fourth floor.
Named in honor of Thomas M. Rowland Jr., a former PCOM president who devoted years of leadership to the College, the building is home to the Psychology Department, Department of Physician Assistant Studies and the Michael and Wendy Saltzburg Clinical Learning and Assessment Center. Also housed in Rowland Hall are the following College support services departments:
Graduate Medical Education
ITS and Telecommunications
Office Risk Management
Safety and Security
Both campuses provide students with access to fitness equipment as well as to a variety of exercise classes. Access to the fitness centers is free for all current students and employees. There is a fee for all significant others and guests.
The rural and urban Healthcare Centers sponsored by PCOM offer unique learning opportunities for fourth year osteopathic medical students. At the centers, students learn under direct supervision of attending physicians and become intimately involved in the care of patients. The centers provide cross- cultural experiences in underserved, poor, working-class and racially diverse communities. The Healthcare Center experience also enables students to learn the sociology and economics of the health care system by dealing with diverse populations covered by private insurance, HMOs and government medical assistance. The centers are:
PCOM Family Medicine –
Peter F. Bidey, DO Medical Director
PCOM Healthcare Center – Lancaster Avenue Division Marta Motel, DO, Medical Director
PCOM Healthcare Center – Cambria Division Barbara Williams-Page, DO, Medical Director
PCOM Healthcare Center – Roxborough Division located Philadelphia Campus Larry Finkelstein, DO, Director
PCOM Sullivan County Medical Center Ernest Gelb, DO, Medical Director
In addition to learning at the College-sponsored Healthcare Centers, PCOM students receive clinical instruction at nine affiliated urban sites and twelve affiliated rural community health care centers.
PCOM Georgia is a campus designed with student learning, cutting- edge instructional technology and social interaction at the forefront. PCOM –GA occupies 20 acres in the northern Atlanta suburb of Suwanee, which has been featured on Kiplinger and Money magazines’ best cities lists.
The campus facility is uniquely and conveniently housed in a modern 150,000- square foot building. Its design includes two architectural main focal points that take advantage of natural light through the use of skylights and partitions. In 2012 PCOM acquired an adjacent building at 2601 Northlake Drive, and this facility now houses academic support staff and the Physician Assistant Program.
In addition to large and small classrooms, conference areas and study spaces, Georgia Campus instructional space includes a large anatomy laboratory, the osteopathic manipulative medicine teaching laboratory and the clinical learning and assessment center. In addition, the facility houses biomedical science and pharmacy research and multi-use laboratories, three pharmacy practice labs and
an osteopathic manipulative patient care unit.
Open circulation areas facilitate social interaction and ease of access to student services, learning resources and instructional spaces.
Student life services also include a central dining area, student lounge, game room and fitness facility. A central feature of the PCOM- GA campus is the Information Commons, where students have access to both print and electronic media.
PCOM-Georgia's facility offers state-of-the-art technology to enhance learning experiences for students. The campus emphasizes substantial use of computer technology that includes a wireless network, digital video and distance learning capability, digital medical and pharmaceutical libraries, and many databases for research and review.
PCOM South Georgia
The 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility includes classrooms, an anatomy lab, an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) lab, simulation center, small group study rooms, information commons and a café.
The Library's mission is to be an essential partner and engage in the intellectual life of the College. The Library is committed to information technologies and learning outcomes that enhance study, teaching, and research. The Library provides access to a wide range of licensed information resources and assists users in acquiring the skills necessary to use these resources effectively.
The PCOM Digital Library is an online collection of databases, mobile apps, e-books, full text journals, videos, and subject guides. The Library has invested in powerful discovery tools to facilitate access to digital resources and they are accessible 24/7 to PCOM faculty, students, and staff worldwide.
The OJ Snyder Memorial Library is located on the first and second floors of Evans Hall. It houses computers to support use of the PCOM Digital Library, print collections, a reading room, group study rooms, database center, and study space.
Georgia and South Georgia Campus
The Information Commons supports the use of the PCOM Digital Library print collections, computers, group study rooms, and study space. There are an assortment of models, including skeletons, muscle figures, and organs.
The print collections are comprised of textbooks, reference, leisure reading, and other items that circulate. Circulation desks also have electronic items.
OneSearch+ is a powerful discovery tool to the PCOM Digital Library; it simultaneously searches multiple databases (many of which contain videos, images and clinical simulations), books, full-text e-journal collections, and more. Many online resources contain mobile applications downloadable to smartphones for the “on the go” PCOM community. Embedded within PCOM’s licensed collections are links to full-text resources and the interlibrary-loan gateway.
The Digital Commons@PCOM is an institutional repository that provides open access to faculty and student research, dissertations, theses and papers, and College historical collections.
The library team provides outreach and instruction, reference, access, materials acquisition and processing, archives and research, and interlibrary loan services. Liaison Librarians collaborate with faculty to create curriculum focused subject guides and facilitate and maximize the use of e-resources. Liaison librarians are embedded in the curriculum with faculty to ensure that integration of information literacy and appropriate electronic resources are integrated into teaching programs.
Get answers, information, support, and training from our professional library staff via chat or e-mail. Visit our circulation desks, which are open until 10:00 pm, for information and resources. We teach literature searching and information management to individuals and groups.
Consortia provide a means for libraries to manage licensed resources more efficiently and for their staffs to have access to support and educational opportunities that enhances skills. PCOM is a member of the following:
TriState College Libraries Cooperative (TCLC): Pennsylvania faculty and students may borrow items from TCLC libraries by presenting a letter of introduction authorized by a PCOM librarian.
Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc. (PALCI): A web gateway, which allows simultaneous searching of academic library catalogs in Pennsylvania. PCOM library users can directly initiate requests for most items found in PALCI using the LIB# on the PCOM ID card. The library also participates in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM): PCOM Library is a member of DOCLINE, the National Library of Medicine’s interlibrary loan system.
NorthEast Research Libraries (NERL): PCOM Library maintains institutional licensing arrangements with NERL for online resources.
Lyraris: PCOM Library maintains institutional licensing arrangements with Lyrasis for online resources.
The Library communicates with the PCOM community via campus TV, email, Facebook, and chat services.