PCOM Georgia Diversity Programs

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.

Signature Programs and Events

Night of Inclusion

In partnership with the President’s Diversity and LGBTQIA Councils at PCOM Georgia, this annual event provides an opportunity for first-year underrepresented students to network with students, faculty, staff and alumni to learn strategies for staying connected and succeeding at PCOM Georgia. ... Read more.

Lavender Awards

Hosted by the Office of Diversity and Community Partnerships and the LGBTQIA Council, this annual dinner celebrates the LGBTQIA communities and their allies at PCOM Georgia.

Lectures and Guest Speakers

Our office hosts multicultural scholars and dignitaries to lecture on health-related diversity issues in order to bring insight and understanding to the PCOM community. These lectures and discussions are designed to educate audiences to consider perspectives other than their own – encouraging civil debate, broadening the basis for critical thought and promoting cultural understanding.

Examples include:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series

Cornell Wright, MPA, Executive Director of the NC DHHS Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, presented "It was all a Dream: The Intersectionality of Culture, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Health Equity"... Read more.

Black History Month Lecture

Frank Jones, MD, MPH, clinical professor of surgery, hosted the "Making a Way" discussion featuring a panel of physicians discussing their personal healthcare stories of defying odds and pursuing dreams.

Women's History Month Lecture

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.

Pipeline Programs

Science and Math Summer Academy

The PCOM Georgia Science and Math Summer Academy is a summer enrichment program for local high school students interested in healthcare careers. The program is designed to guide underrepresented youth to careers in medicine and science.

PCOM Georgia students, faculty and staff lead participants through full days of hands-on learning. Opportunities Academy students engage in interactive labs and dissections as well as listen to guest lectures. They explore various medical subjects from cardiology to infectious diseases to neuroscience. Students gain exposure to different careers in health care as well as learn how to apply to college and professional programs.

The program welcomed its inaugural class in the summer of 2017, with its main goal to increase the number of minorities in the healthcare field. PCOM South Georgia will welcome its first class in summer 2019.

Get involved

For more information, contact Aisha DeBerry from the The Office of Diversity and Community Partnerships at aishade@pcom.edu.

Office of Admissions Community and Minority Outreach

The Office of Admissions, in partnership with other PCOM Georgia academic and administrative departments, provides opportunities for local high school students to learn about careers in healthcare and science through its Community and Minority Outreach programs.

Community Partnerships

PCOM Georgia is proud to partner with the following schools and organizations in the greater Atlanta area:

  • American Cancer Society of Gwinnett
  • NAESM (the National AIDS Education and Services for Minorities)
  • Meadowcreek High School
  • Berkmar High School
  • Central Gwinnett High School
  • McClure Health Sciences High School
  • Midtown International School
  • Social Justice Cafe for Girls
  • Association of Physicians of Pakistani Decent of North America

Event Photos

National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day
National Coming Out Day
Math and Science Summer Academy
Math and Science Summer Academy
Math and Science Summer Academy
Math and Science Summer Academy
Lavender Awards 2019
Lavender Awards 2019
Locked Up and Locked Out Panel Discussion
Locked Up and Locked Out Panel Discussion
Transgender Medicine Webinar
Transgender Medicine Webinar
MLK Jr Health Equity Lecture
MLK Jr Health Equity Lecture