The Center for Medical
and Health Sciences
Opened on Monday, August 4, 2014, for the inaugural Class of 2018, the Center for Medical and Health Sciences (CMHS) comprises more than 140,000 square-feet. The four-story facility atop Liberty Mountain offers breathtaking views of the valley and the Blueridge Mountains to the north and west.
The CMHS is a comprehensively equipped medical facility complete with:
- 12,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Center for Standardized Patients and Simulation
- 5300 square-foot Anatomy (Clinical) Lab
- 5,000 square-foot Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Lab
- 7500 square-foot Medical Library
- A soon-to-be unveiled 7,300+ square-feet extensive research center. The allocated research space will feature a dedicated animal facility and five state-of-the-art molecular and cellular research labs.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine is established as the second osteopathic college in the state and the 30th in the country with clinical rotation opportunities at core sites, with an emphasis on those in Southern and Southwest Virginia. The location of LUCOM, in one of the traditional textile and tobacco areas of the state, Campbell County, emphasizes the concentration of developing community based physicians with a mission to provide quality medical access for underserved patients. All of which by a joint effort and financial grant from the Virginia Tobacco Commission.