Advancing the PCOM Diversity and Inclusion Mission and Vision
As an institution that educates osteopathic physicians, allied health professionals
and behavioral scientists, we have a responsibility to address structural racism and
inequities that create and perpetuate healthcare disparities in marginalized communities.
Violence or hatred against any person or people—for race, ethnicity, religion or identity—is
contrary to the values of this College and our professions. We must not only live
by the principles of inclusion, equity and civic engagement, but we must drive them
forward in meaningful ways as individuals and as a College.
PCOM’s Office of Diversity and Community Relations stands on the front lines and plays
a pivotal role advancing the College’s mission to embed diversity, equity and inclusion
in policies, processes and practices. Any institutional and cultural change requires
the commitment of all members of the campus community.
In June 2020, the President's Council on Equity, Inclusion and Justice was formed to advance PCOM's commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
The Council has reported accomplishments that align with the PCOM 2025 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. The strategic plan offers a roadmap for PCOM to advance student, faculty and staff performance as well
as excellence in the College’s service to communities.
I am grateful for our collective commitment and shared responsibility to transform
our campus culture that brings to bear our diversity and inclusion mission and vision.
While we have made forward progress, there’s more to do, and I look forward to seeing
what we can achieve together.
Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81
President and Chief Executive Officer
Read more: Dr. Feldstein Receives AOA's 2021 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Unification