Students and faculty from PCOM and GA-PCOM celebrated the institution’s osteopathic heritage during National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week, April 17-23. Activities included a NOM Week opening reception; a cupcake decorating event; and a discussion on neuromusculoskeletal medicine with John Tortu, DO ’00.
Current and future osteopathic physicians also shared why they decided to pursue osteopathic medicine through the #WhyIDO campaign, comprising short videos and white boards on display at both campuses.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained more than 15,000 highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach, treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine, doctor of pharmacy and doctor of psychology degrees and graduate programs in mental health counseling, school psychology, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership, and biomedical sciences. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, education and service to the community and, through PCOM’s Healthcare Centers, provide care to the medically underserved populations in inner city and rural locations.
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