All of us at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus welcome prospective students to learn more about the School of Pharmacy. The School opened its doors to the charter class in August 2010, after achieving successful approval from all of the appropriate accreditation agencies, and currently holds Candidate accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). PCOM has a long-standing tradition of over 100 years in providing quality clinical education to thousands of students. The School of Pharmacy joins the College of Osteopathic Medicine in the beautiful community of Suwanee, Georgia (a suburb not far from the cosmopolitan center of Atlanta). The campus boasts state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory facilities outfitted with technologic advances designed to improve the educational experience for all students.
The curriculum is tailored to the needs of students to provide a comprehensive education necessary to develop a generalist pharmacist capable of practicing in many different health care environments. Although the main focus of the school is on providing a quality education for PharmD students, faculty are also conducting research in basic sciences and clinical and administrative sciences, and will share their expertise and scholarly work with students. Each student in the program is assigned to a team of their peers to foster team-building skills in clinical case discussions. A faculty advisor is assigned to each student to assist them with their academic needs and help direct and guide them as they progress through the curriculum. The program is designed to prepare a well-rounded student capable of practicing in many areas of pharmacy.
The School has new classrooms and state-of-the-art teaching laboratories including a sterile products lab, pharmaceutics lab and pharmacy practice lab where the students will get to work in a simulated environment to help them prepare for a career in pharmacy. The facilities also feature student break-out rooms where each team will have a place to call home to study and work on team exercises. A variety of resources are available for the pharmacy students to help prepare them for clinical rotations including Tegrity® lecture capture software, Pyxis automated dispensing machines, functional laminar flow hoods where students learn to prepare intravenous solutions, clinical learning laboratories that utilize video equipment to prepare students for encounters with physicians, patients and other health care providers, and a cadaver anatomy lab to name just a few . One of the fundamental principles in the educational program will be the development of professional skills and attitudes to improve humanistic outcomes for the patient. We are dedicated to providing the highest educational experience possible in a caring student-centered environment.
We will continue to update this website with additional information regarding the school's development and accreditation status as the information becomes available. We are proud of the significant progress that we've made in developing the PharmD program, and we invite you to visit our campus to view our impressive facilities and meet our talented group of faculty. Thank you for your interest in our program and we hope to see you soon!