Scheduled Programs

The Diversity Speaker Series at PCOM

The Diversity Speakers Series is intended to provide insight and understanding of multicultural issues to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine community. This series is designed to introduce an essential component of education in helping audiences consider perspectives other than their own, encouraging civil debate, broadening the basis for critical thought and promoting cultural understanding.

The Office of Diversity and Compliance at PCOM strives to provide an avenue to promote ethnic diversity and multicultural awareness through increased interaction with high profile multicultural scholars, dignitaries and personalities on our campus.

For more information on The Diversity Speakers Series at PCOM, contact:

The Office of Diversity and Compliance
Rowland Hall, Suite 415

Featured Speakers

Wayne A.I. Frederick, MD, MBA
Marci Bowers, MD

When Cultures Meet

When Cultures Meet is a one-day workshop which blends dynamic merging culture exercises, thought-provoking strategic frameworks, and concrete application activities.  The workshop answers the question: How do we meet the challenge of combining unique strengths of the parts to create a more powerful and effective whole?

After a day of engaging, thought-provoking exercises where participants are able to get a better understanding of what other people in the organization are facing, they walk away with:

  • A deeper understanding of the human issues involved in the meeting of two or more cultures
  • More confidence in their ability to function effectively in that process
  • An appreciation for the value of organizational cultures different from their own
  • A recognition of the implications of being “dominant” and “other”
  • A concrete framework for developing vibrant communities that maximize the contributions of its members

Perry Initiative

The Perry Initiative partners with medical centers, universities, and high schools to host Perry Outreach Programs for young women in high school, college, and medical school. These day-long programs are held at different locations nationwide throughout the year. Participants perform mock orthopaedic surgeries and conduct biomechanical engineering experiments, while also hearing from prominent women engineers and surgeons in the field.