Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: Campus Tour

Evans Hall

The main College building, Evans Hall, was completed in 1973. It was named to honor the late H. Walter Evans, DO '17, for his many contributions to the College. Dr. Evans, a distinguished professor of obstetrics and gynecology, played a key role in the planning and construction of the City Avenue campus.

Evans Hall contains most of the College's classrooms, lecture halls and faculty offices as well as all of its research laboratories. A modern addition to the building, built in 1996, features a two-story atrium lobby with a large "flame of knowledge" rising up in the center.

The building houses state-of-the-art amphitheaters and classrooms–all equipped with the latest teaching technologies and distance learning capabilities. Evans Hall also contains a computer lab and a renovated library with a computer room, reading room and access to more than 11,000 full-text journals, e-textbooks and databases through its digital library.

Special learning areas include a modern osteopathic manipulative medicine lab where students learn the manipulative techniques unique to osteopathic physicians. The anatomy laboratory, which accommodates 250 students simultaneously in its cadaver dissection area, is recognized as one of the most advanced teaching laboratories in the nation. The Center for the Chronic Disorders of Aging provides opportunities for osteopathic medical students, residents and graduate students in numerous disciplines to work closely with researchers in addressing the most pressing needs of aging individuals. And the Angus Gordon Cathie, DO, Collection is recognized as one of the finest anatomy collections in the world.

Cafeteria and lounge areas give students a place to relax in between classes. Outside Evans Hall is a landscaped courtyard where students can take a break or socialize.

The Office of the Dean, Student Affairs, Admissions, Clinical Education and Physician Assistant Studies are also found in Evans Hall.