PCOM South Georgia holds health career collaborative in Bainbridge

Published 3:00 pm Friday, July 19, 2019

Twelve 11th and 12th graders from Bainbridge participated in a Health Career Collaborative this week at Bainbridge High School.

Area physicians, Winston Price, MD, and Charles Stafford, MD, along with Jeannette Grimsley, Student Services Program Director with the Decatur County School District, worked with faculty, students and staff from PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie and PCOM Georgia in Suwanee to facilitate the program.

The aim of the one-week introductory program was to provide high school students with mentorship, engagement and exposure to health careers. Some of the activities this week included learning about emergency department cases, participating in healthy living activities, practicing clinical and pharmacy skills, and learning about anatomy.

PCOM’s Director of Diversity and Community Partnerships Aisha DeBerry, JD, said, “The Health Career Collaborative will surely impact the South Georgia region through relationships between area high schools and those in the healthcare community.”

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) extended its commitment to the Southeast by establishing PCOM South Georgia, an additional teaching location in Moultrie, Georgia, which offers a full four-year medical program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. PCOM is a private, not-for-profit institution which trains professionals in the health and behavioral sciences fields.

Joining PCOM Georgia in Suwanee in helping to meet the healthcare needs of the state, PCOM South Georgia focuses on educating physicians for the South Georgia region. The medical campus, which welcomes 55 initial medical students on August 12, 2019, has received accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation.  For more information, visit www.pcom.edu or call 229-798-4710.

Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated to the healthcare professions.

The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine which has a storied history as a premier osteopathic medical school. PCOM Georgia offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, the doctor of pharmacy degree, the doctor of physical therapy degree, as well as graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies.

Emphasizing “a whole person approach to care,” PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service to the wider community. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.

For more information, visit www.pcom.edu or call 678-225-7500.