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Dr. Michael and Wendy Saltzburg Clinical Learning & Assessment Center

Hands-on • High-tech • Interconnectivity

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The new 11,000 square foot experiential learning facility provides a safe, controlled and fully monitored environment for all PCOM students to learn and practice clinical skills, develop crucial communication abilities and demonstrate clinical competencies. This project, largely funded by extraordinary contributions from Michael C. Saltzburg, DO '77, and his wife Wendy Saltzburg, as well as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, is the cornerstone for PCOM to be among the preeminent health sciences institutions. The Saltzburg Center became operational in January 2014, and integrates the standardized patient (SP) program with a robust simulation clinical experience. The simulation environment consists of large hospital rooms, plus smaller simulator practice rooms, and houses human patient simulators, virtual reality sims, task trainers and models. SPs allow students to practice in a supportive environment prior to treating real patients. Patient conditions and problems can be developed and altered to suit educational objectives. This prepares students to successfully and confidently transition into practice.

Official Opening and Ribbon Cutting

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Saltzburg Center Naming Opportunities

Room Donor Amount
Reception and Information Commons Alumni Association of PCOM $100,000
Classroom Craig Danshaw, DO ’84, Family $60,000
Orientation Conference Room Henwood Family
Debriefing Room   $30,000
Student Write-up Room   $20,000
Student Lockers (2)   $3,500/group
Administrative Office Suite (5 offices) Class of 1977 $75,000 
Surgery Operating Room and Scrub Room   $275,000
MedSurg/ICU/CCU   $300,000
Emergency Treatment/Simulation Multi-Plex   $150,000
SP Observation and Review Suite   $80,000
Simulation Training Rooms (3/4)
Dr. & Mrs. Joseph Clements
Connelly Foundation
Dr. & Mrs. Michael Saltzburg
$30,000 ea.
Simulation Control Rooms (1/2) Class of 1967 $40,000 ea.
Standardized Patient Lounge   $30,000
Clinical Skills/SP Examination Rooms (15)   $25,000 ea.


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To learn more, please contact:

Pamela Ruoff, MS
Institutional Advancement Department
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4180 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19131-1695
E-mail: pamr@pcom.edu
Phone: 215-871-6120
Toll-free: 800-739-3939
Fax: 215-871-6151

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Last Updated: 9/24/15