For more than a century, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) physicians have practiced
a holistic approach to health care. They know that the mind plays a crucial role in
the body's capacity to heal, that treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms
is essential, that treatments such as osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) aid
the body’s natural healing process, and that physicians should work in partnership
with patients for the best outcomes.
A premier osteopathic medical school, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
boasts a history that spans more than 100 years and a rich tradition of training DOs
in primary and specialty care. Among its alumni that number more than 12,000, are
board-certified specialists, academic leaders and educators, and recognized researchers
and practitioners. These osteopathic physicians contribute to the health and health
policy of communities throughout the nation—including those in disadvantaged rural
areas and in regions especially impacted by primary care physician shortages.
Since 2005, the College has offered its comprehensive DO program at Georgia Campus
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. GA-PCOM has adopted the usage of innovative
high-fidelity patient simulators as well as standardized patient actors, providing
students with experiential learning and proficiency modalities reflective of actual
clinical procedure and practice. Sponsored research projects promote opportunities
for collaborative research. And a commitment to community service is evident in campus-
and student-sponsored outreach programs.
All instruction—didactic and clinical—is delivered by expert and accomplished faculty.
Program curriculum includes clerkship participation at many of the finest teaching
hospitals in Georgia and other areas of the South.