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VCOM Medical School at ULM

VCOM Medical School at ULM

Monroe, Louisiana

Client ::  Harvey W. Peters Research Foundation

Lincoln Builders is proud to announce the completion of the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine on the campus of University of Louisiana at Monroe. This beautiful 100,000 square foot four-story precast and masonry structure is located on a 10-acre campus directly on Bayou Desiard in Monroe, Louisiana.

The VCOM organization currently has four campuses in the United States with Auburn, Alabama being the most recently completed prior to the Monroe campus. Originally, the VCOM owners intended to engage the nationwide construction firm that built the Auburn campus for construction of the Monroe facility. After an agreement was made with ULM, Lincoln Builders’ team submitted “The most impressive bid package and portfolio that I have seen during my 17 years managing projects for VCOM,” said Bill Price, VCOM’s Vice President for Operations. Lincoln was then selected as the general contractor for this large project.

The project was set to begin in September 2018, but because of legal documentation between ULM and VCOM Lincoln was not allowed to begin work until October 31, 2018. Even with a significant delay, Lincoln still met their December 2019 deadline with no increase in the contract price. Instead, Lincoln worked very closely with the architect and owners to value engineer and deliver a very successful project. 

The VCOM Louisiana campus includes a 100,000-square-foot academic facility, on the bayou and includes outdoor patios and a walking path. 

The main facility offers two theater-style high-tech classrooms, a state-of the-art anatomy lab, 20 small-group rooms, 4 conference rooms, student lounges, food service, and a library. High-definition video projection and recording allows all presentations to be recorded and later displayed through VCOM TV for student review. 

The Simulation and Technology Center in the facility houses all Medical Simulation and Technology, which includes clinical medical procedural skills laboratories, simulated patient exam rooms with recording capability and EMR technology, and patient simulation laboratories, and high-tech mannequin simulators for pediatric, adult, and obstetrical procedural training. 

The osteopathic manipulation and physical examination lab provides electronic tables are located within the facility along with a small group classroom theatre. State of the art, high definition video capability assures optimal education. 

Research laboratories are present in collaboration with the University. VCOM students also have access to many other resources from University through their collaborative agreement. 

This medical school will host an inaugural class of 160 students beginning in August 2020 and is predicted to have a $70-80 million impact in the northeast Louisiana market.

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