Building a Brighter Future for PCSOM
On Friday, October 8, 2010, Pikeville College held a Groundbreaking Ceremony to launch the
construction of the Coal Building to house its Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
(PCSOM). Scheduled to open in the Spring of 2012, the Coal Building will strengthen PCSOM’s
ability to fulfill its mission to train primary care physicians to provide medical services in Eastern
Kentucky and throughout Central Appalachia. The Coal Building will be a nine-story, 84,000 sq. ft.
building that will offer PCSOM expanded facilities with state-of-the-art features, enabling PCSOM
to increase its class size to 125 entering students. This building will also house a new cafeteria for
the Pikeville College campus. The benefits for PCSOM are many; the major enhancements include
• State-of-the-art Clinical Skills Training and Evaluation Center with enhanced instructional
capabilities that utilize standardized patients, human models, and high-fidelity robotic
• Improved facilities for the PCSOM free community clinic.
• New lecture halls.
• Multipurpose instructional facilities to promote active learning.
• Increased student study space.
• Expanded Gross Anatomy laboratory.
• Enhanced Osteopathic Principles and Practice instructional space.
• Expansion of research facilities.