The University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

The University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine

The University of Pikeville - Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine (UP-KYCOM) is a private, non-profit, osteopathic medical school located in Pikeville, in the U.S. state of Kentucky. UP-KYCOM was established in 1997, grants the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree, and is an academic division of the University of Pikeville. The college is accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
KYCOM places special emphasis on osteopathic manipulative medicine, community and behavioral medicine, ambulatory care, and rural medicine. The school is one of thirty osteopathic medical schools in the United States.
Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine trains the second most primary care physicians of any medical school in the United States.
The Coal Building is a nine story, 84,000 square foot building, which consists of a clinical skills training and evaluation center, high fidelity robot simulators, research and teaching labs, a gross anatomy laboratory, an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine lab, lecture halls and classrooms, and a campus cafeteria. Construction for the Coal Building began in October 2010 and finished in September 2012, at a cost of $40 million. Funding for its construction was provided by a $26.5 million direct loan obtained via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, $10 million from the New Market Tax Credit (part of the National Community Investment Fund),[14] and from two $500,000 grants, one from the Appalachian Regional Commission and one from the James Graham Brown Foundation. The Coal Building was named in recognition of the coal industry's impact on the Appalachian region.

 



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