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