Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, recently presented PCOM with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“You should feel very proud to know that you are the first osteopathic school to receive this award,” Ms. Pearlstein told a crowd of students, faculty and staff in Evans Hall, before presenting the award to Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, president and CEO.
“Diversity isn’t something that you aspire to, it’s a part of who we are as an institution,” said Dr. Feldstein. “It’s a core value, and we will continue to embrace it.”
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained over 13,000 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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