The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) School of Pharmacy – Georgia
Campus mission is to educate and train caring, competent and proactive generalist
pharmacists who contribute to the health and well-being of the residents and to support
the needs of the underserved of Georgia, the Southeast region and society at-large.
Our graduates will be trained to promote the practice of pharmacy by training our
students to design, implement, monitor and modify pharmaceutical care plans using
evidence-based decision making to achieve defined goals and improve therapeutic outcomes.
Further, the School of Pharmacy will support the personal and professional development
of faculty in the areas of teaching, research/scholarship and service.
The PCOM School of Pharmacy – Georgia Campus seeks to prepare generalist, entry-level
pharmacists who are able to deliver high-quality pharmaceutical care. The curriculum
has been designed to prepare students to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and attitudes
enabling them to contribute towards the changing health care environment. Specific
goals of the curriculum are to educate students to: (a) provide population-based and
patient-specific pharmaceutical care; (b) manage and use resources of the health care
system; and (c) promote health improvement, wellness and disease prevention. Our program
incorporates active learning, interdisciplinary education and problem solving skills
affording our students the ability to practice in an ever-changing and lifelong learning
profession. Students will also be exposed and encouraged to gain specialized training
in residency or fellowship programs to prepare them for careers in other areas such
as specialized clinical practice, research, pharmaceutical industry or academia.
All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship consistent with the PCOM
School of Pharmacy – Georgia Campus mission and expand the scientific knowledge associated
with the practice of pharmacy and medicine. In its didactic and experiential curriculum,
the School of Pharmacy seeks to provide exposure to students in many different aspects
of pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences, including clinical and basic
research. Students will be instructed on the use of research in establishing evidence-based
medicine and exposed to critical evaluation of clinical research publications.
Service and Practice Goals
One of the PCOM School of Pharmacy – Georgia Campus goals is to attract students
from Georgia and the Southeast region to help reduce the shortage of readily accessible
health care providers in this region. Given pharmacists are in a unique position to
assist in the care of medically underserved patients and collaborate with physicians
and other health care providers to expand the scope of pharmacy practice, our students
will be trained to perform duties as a key member of the health care team, provide
cost-effective health care and improve patients’ quality of life.