The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) School of Pharmacy (SOP) in
Suwanee, Georgia successfully matched, through the American Society of Health System-Pharmacists (ASHP)
National Matching Services, with two candidates for their Post-Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1) Residency program in partnership with Gwinnett
Medical Center in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Christopher Pitts, a third year pharmacy student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine School of Pharmacy, Georgia Campus, attended the first American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) advocacy congress
in Washington, D.C. Pitts and three other Georgia student representatives visited with five Georgia congressmen
to share their views regarding the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy
program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, 135 South
LaSalle Street, Suite 4100, Chicago, Ill. 60503, 312/664-3575, FAX 312/664-4652,
- Gainesville resident Sara Wilson (Mandy) Reece, Pharm D, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
Practice, was promoted to the position of Vice Chair of Pharmacy Practice for the PCOM School
of Pharmacy located at the Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM)
in Suwanee. In this position, Dr. Reece oversees the pharmacy school’s practice site
in Gainesville located at The Longstreet Clinic, P.C.
The fourth annual PCOM School of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony was held Sunday, November
17, at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, 1775 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Ga. The
White Coat Ceremony symbolizes the passage of students into the pharmacy profession
with all the opportunities and responsibilities associated with the profession. Dr.
Gregory Smallwood, Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice, delivered the keynote
address to the Class of 2017.
The Inaugural PCOM School of Pharmacy Career Day 2013 was held on campus on October
29. Career day is an opportunity for all pharmacy students to research and network
with recruiters from local and regional hospitals, retailers, clinical employers and
other institutions with a need for pharmacists. Fourth-year students will also have
the opportunity to interview for job positions after graduation. PCOM School of Pharmacy
thanks the following companies and institutions for their participation in Career
- Georgia Department of Public Health
- Kaiser Permanente
- US Air Force
The PCOM School of Pharmacy - Georgia Campus welcomed the incoming Class of 2017 in
August. Students participated in orientation and completed Basic Life Support certification
in advance of starting the first-year curriculum on August 19, 2013.
The Class of 2017 is 52 percent male/48 percent female with an average age of 25 and
hail from 15 states, including Georgia (61 percent), with Florida (9 percent) California
(8 percent) and Pennsylvania (6 percent) representing the next largest contributors.
Other Southern states represented include North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Texas and Virginia.
Statistics on the Class of 2017
- Enrollment: 101
- Average GPA: 3.1
- Average science GPA: 2.9
- Average Math GPA: 2.9
- Average PCAT: 59
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 73 percent
Connie Huang, Class of 2014, attended the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill. in July. Ms. Huang was selected as a Wal-Mart Scholar,
a scholarship program that seeks to enhance interest and skills in students who are
interested in pursuing a career in academic pharmacy. Ms. Huang received a $1,000
award to support her travel and attendance at the annual meeting, along with her Faculty
Mentor, Dr. John Kermode.