VCOM College Catalog and Student Handbook

library and student study and lounge space. An outdoor walking path complements the 20-acre campus with a small lake and water feature. The campus, which opened in August 2011, offers all four years of osteopathic medical curriculum to 150 medical students per year, totaling to a four-year student body of 600 students. VCOM collaborates with Wofford College, Converse College, and University of South Carolina Upstate in a program known as “College Town” to bring a diverse college feel to the Spartanburg community. Research Facilities VCOM and the Spartanburg Regional Health System operate a collaborative cancer and stem cell laboratory at the Gibbs Cancer Center and Research Institute. The laboratory has 7,500 square feet of research space featuring an open floor design to maximize shared equipment resources and workspaces, and allow for easy interaction and collaboration of all laboratory personnel. The college also opened a second research facility adjacent to the campus on Magnolia which houses biomedical research unrelated to the Cancer Center. Spartanburg Community and Area The City of Spartanburg has a population of 40,000 with Spartanburg County comprising a total 281,000. In Spartanburg, there is something for everyone. This active city shares evenings of Jazz on the Square and Music on Main, live entertainment in the downtown’s Morgan Square and Denny’s Plaza. Local farmers markets allow everyone to enjoy the local, fresh produce of the area. Outdoor activity opportunities are available throughout the upstate for fitness and leisure including bicycle and hiking trails. The easy access to Interstates I-85 and I-26 allow for quick travel to parks and lakes nearby, as well as the North Carolina Mountains which are within an hour. The ocean and South Carolina beaches are easily accessible for weekend travel. The VCOM-Auburn campus is located in Auburn, Alabama on the plains of eastern Alabama. Auburn is approximately 50 miles east of the state’s capitol in Montgomery, and 115 miles southwest of Atlanta, GA. The Auburn campus is located in the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation’s Research Park, a 156-acre site with forested areas, meadows, lakes and a wetland preserve. The Research Park serves as the south gateway to the campus of Auburn University. Main Facility The main campus building is situated on a 16-acre campus in the Auburn Research and Technology Foundation’s Research Park and is approximately 100,000 square feet. Ample parking exists for all VCOM students and faculty with handicapped and visitor parking. VCOM’s information system, through Auburn University, provides the campus community with access to information systems and resources worldwide. The classroom environment affords optimum learning conditions while demonstrating respect for both students and faculty. In addition to two theatre classrooms that will seat 150 and have capacity for 208 each, 20 moderately sized rooms (throughout the building) are available for small group learning. The facility also contains a center for technology and simulated medicine, clinical skills laboratories, library and student study areas and lounge spaces, a smaller classroom, and one of VCOM’s research laboratories. A large conference room that seats over 300 is also located on the first floor of the facility. The 16-acre campus includes a walking and biking path, a small lake, and outside patios providing students with both indoor and outdoor environments for study and activities. Research Facilities VCOM has formed several collaborative research relationships within Auburn University including the Harrison School of Pharmacy, the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering, the College of Education, and the School of VCOM Auburn Campus Overview


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