Institutional Planning

The Division of Institutional Effectiveness oversees the College’s strategic planning process and assists in the development of mission-driven projects that enhance the institution’s ability to deliver quality osteopathic medical education.

ACOM Strategic Plan

Current Institutional Projects

Open-Air Pavilion and Community Garden

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ACOM is currently developing an outdoor recreation and learning facility. This Open-Air Pavilion project will also include the development of several acres of land as a community garden, which will include fruit and vegetable producing plants.

ACOM Taylor Clinic

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This second clinic will enable ACOM to better meet the needs of the students by providing more space and increased patient contacts for all ACOM students who must complete a third-year four-week core rotation in rural primary care & OMM. It will  also enhance ACOM’s visibility and service to the community by addressing the healthcare needs in that area.

Completed Institutional Projects

Study Space Expansion

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ACOM is expanding available study spaces throughout the campus to accommodate the College’s class size expansion. Improvements include the addition of numerous height-adjustable tables with power stations and ergonomic chairs. This project is slated to be completed in 2020.

First Patient Memorial

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Through the generous support of the Wiregrass Foundation, ACOM established a unique memorial to honor anatomical donors who further medical education by serving as the medical students’ first patients.

Simulation Center

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ACOM initially expanded its simulation center by relocating it to a stand-alone facility on the campus. The nearly 3,000-square-foot structure doubled the size of the original space from two bays to four and added a dedicated skills lab.

Sim Center Expansion

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ACOM is expanding the existing Center for Excellence in Simulation to a 10,000-square-foot facility. The new center will be equipped with eight (8) simulation bays, a larger skills lab and additional study spaces. The new center is slated to be completed in 2021.

Performance Exam Suite

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ACOM expanded its original 12-room Performance Exam Suite to accommodate clinical skills training with the class size increase. The suite now offers 16 rooms and additional hallway spaces with computer stations for documentation.

Team-Based Learning Center

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In response to the growing need for a dedicated and open space for collaboration, ACOM opened the 6,100-square-foot Team-Based Learning (TBL) Center. The TBL has increased opportunities for team-based curricular activities, as well as small and large-scale events.

Freestanding Morgue

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With the success of the Willed Body Program, ACOM expanded the existing cold storage space for anatomical donations to include a freestanding morgue located adjacent to the main facility.

Research Lab

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The nearly 4,000-square-foot Center for Research, located on the third floor, features multiple work stations for bench research and dedicated rooms and core equipment for microscopy, tissue culture and histology.