On October 23, 2007, the Board of Trustees at William Carey University (WCU), located in Hattiesburg, Miss., unanimously voted to construct the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine. The rationale was to open the College of Osteopathic Medicine to address the severe shortage of physicians in Mississippi and surrounding states and to impact the healthcare of rural Mississippians. In summer of 2010, the new facility opened and the College of Osteopathic Medicine enrolled an inaugural class of 110 students. Three buildings comprise the medical complex: Academic Building, Medical Arts Building and the Asbury Administrative Center.
The Medical Arts Building consists of a clinical skills area/clinic, two simulator rooms, eight clinical exam rooms, a furnished video production/teleconference studio, and student government and faculty offices. Scott Daniel, President of Vision Integration – based out of Daphne, Ala. – provided the Medical Arts Building with the AV equipment to accommodate eight clinical exam rooms and two simulator rooms.