Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM)
In response to a growing need for physicians in general, as well as a need to fill Alabama’s shortage of nearly 400 primary care physicians in particular, Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC) addressed the challenge to develop a Medical College Campus in southeast Alabama. KUD International was selected to develop the campus on a turn-key delivery basis, including the programming, design and construction of the 3-story, 110,500 SF teaching facility structure and related infra-structure. The College is Alabama’s first college of osteopathic medicine and the third medical college.
KUD’s involvement came after SAMC lost the State’s participation in the project, resulting in a unique public private partnership opportunity. Working with SAMC, Houston County, the City of Dothan and the State, an ownership and financing structure was developed that allowed SAMC to move forward with their vision. KUD was able to deliver the project within eighteen months, with the inaugural class of 150 students attending their first classes in the fall of 2013.
KUD International has brought a unique blend of expertise to our project. They have addressed both the project structuring and financing challenges present in today’s economy, as well as the management of a comprehensive team of professionals that they assembled to deliver our project. We are very happy to have KUD as our development partner on the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine.
A lot of people thought we couldn’t do this … We have the people that knew we could do it, and after administering a heavy dose of faith and determination and working on a college that many times seemed only a dream … it was just a picture on a high definition screen. We’re here and that vision has become a reality.
This is one of the finest facilities I believe I’ve ever seen.