The Office of Diversity and Community Partnerships at PCOM's Suwanee, GA location coordinates various community outreach, diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives throughout the year.
Cross-cultural scholars and healthcare professionals are invited throughout the year to present health-related diversity topics to the PCOM community. Lectures are designed to educate students, faculty and staff on health issues related to gender, race and sexuality.
Gulshan Harjee, MD, internist and recipient of numerous awards including Outstanding Georgia Citizen of the Year, shared her experiences in medicine to the PCOM Georgia community on March 25, 2019.
Frank Jones, MD, MPH, clinical professor of surgery, hosted "Making a Way," a panel of doctors discussing their personal healthcare stories of defying odds and pursuing dreams on February 12, 2019. Panelists included Tashinea Bernadin, DO, Antontio Graham, DO, Ladawn Hackett, MD, Eddie Williams, PharmD, and Daytheon Sturges, MPAS, PA-C, CHES.
Cornell Wright, MPA, is currently the Executive Director of the NC DHHS Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities and serves as a subject matter expert and advisor on the areas of health equity. He presented "It was all a Dream: The Intersectionality of Culture, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Health Equity"on January 17, 2019 ... Read more.
Deretta Cole Rhodes, PhD, SVP/Head of HR for the Atlanta Braves, presented "The Balancing Act: Navigating the workplace while maintaining an intentional and enjoyable personal
life" on March 19, 2019.
The Office of Admissions provides opportunities for high school students to learn about careers in healthcare and science through its Community and Minority Outreach programs. Read more in select news stories below:
PCOM Georgia works with local schools in the Gwinnett area to promote science, technology,
engineering and math—plus medicine (STEM+M) at the high school and undergraduate level through
its Science and Math Summer Academy (formerly known as the PCOM Opportunities Academy)
... Read more.