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 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.