PIKEVILLE — Pikeville College President Paul Patton announced a $4.5 million project to renovate a campus apartment building into an expansion of the School of Osteopathic Medicine.
The building will include a gross anatomy laboratory, a lecture hall, offices and rooms for "state of the art" training, where hired actors will simulate symptoms and students will examine robotic patients.
"It is the standard for medical education today," said medical school dean Dr. Boyd R. Buser.
The project will help the school's class size increase from 75 to 125 students in the next few years, Buser said.
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A $500,000 gift from Louisville's James Graham Brown Foundation is the first major gift to the capital fund-raising campaign, Patton said.