PCOM South Georgia coordinates various community outreach, diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives throughout the year.
The Office of Diversity routinely hosts lecturers and guest speakers to share about current topics in the intersection of health in relation to diversity and inclusion.
Dr. A.J. Ramirez, a professional counselor as well as an academic and advocate for change regarding sexual assaults on college campuses, presented "LGBT 101" to the PCOM South Georgia community.
The PCOM Safe Space program creates spaces where all people may feel welcome and safe. Participants are taught to be aware of the diversity of gender identity and sexual orientation and how to be part of a community of allies for LGBTQIA people. Enrollment is free and open to any faculty, staff, administrators and students at PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia. ... Learn more.
The Student National Medical Association, Office of Student Affairs, Diversity Community Relations/Partnerships and local clinicians bring together first-year students who are underrepresented in the fields of science and medicine to celebrate, network and learn strategies for success at PCOM.
The PCOM South 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.
Medical students, faculty and staff at PCOM South Georgia lead participants through full days of hands-on learning. Academy students engage in interactive labs and dissections as well as listen to guest lectures. Youth 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.
Area physicians worked alongside PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia faculty, staff and students to expose local youth to careers in health care. Bainbridge High School students participated in various biology, anatomy and health exercises as part of the national Health Career Collaborative (HCC) initiative.
HCC's mission is to provide mentorship, engaging health curriculum and providing exposure to students from low-income, underrepresented minority communities.
51 local elementary students visited PCOM South Georgia in November and learned about the human body, osteopathic manipulative medicine and the differences between MD and DO physicians.
We also welcomed Pelham High School students who are working toward becoming medical assistants and certified nursing assistants. Students took a tour of the campus and worked with DO students, faculty and staff to learn about undergraduate and medical school admissions processes.