The Office of Diversity and Community Relations coordinates several community outreach, diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives. Click on the links below to learn more.
The Perry Initiative partners with medical centers, universities, and high schools to host Perry Outreach Programs for young women in high school, college, and medical school. These day-long programs are held at different locations nationwide throughout the year. Participants perform mock orthopaedic surgeries and conduct biomechanical engineering experiments, while also hearing from prominent women engineers and surgeons in the field.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is working to help raise interest in 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). Click on the links below to read more:
The Diversity Speakers Series is intended to provide insight and understanding of multicultural issues to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine community. This series is designed to introduce an essential component of education in helping audiences consider perspectives other than their own, encouraging civil debate, broadening the basis for critical thought and promoting cultural understanding.
The Office of Diversity and Community Relations at PCOM strives to provide an avenue to promote ethnic diversity and multicultural awareness through increased interaction with high profile multicultural scholars, dignitaries and personalities on our campus.
For more information on The Diversity Speakers Series at PCOM, contact:
The Office of Diversity and Community Relations
Rowland Hall, Suite 415
When Cultures Meet is a one-day workshop which blends dynamic merging culture exercises, thought-provoking strategic frameworks, and concrete application activities. The workshop answers the question: How do we meet the challenge of combining unique strengths of the parts to create a more powerful and effective whole?
After a day of engaging, thought-provoking exercises where participants are able to get a better understanding of what other people in the organization are facing, they walk away with:
PCOM's SafeZone program is open to all faculty, students, administrators and staff.READ MORE
To provide a safe, supportive network for Faculty, Staff and Students to share successful best practices, research, and personal stories that encourage open and inclusive campus climates for LGBTQIA individuals.
To foster understanding of the LGBTQIA community and their health needs and to integrate them into the campus culture. This will be achieved by providing information on professional development opportunities, successful practices, and a support network for professionals of all identities as they advocate for all students, whether LGBTQIA-identified or not.
The Student National Medical Association Leadership Conference was held Saturday, September 30, 2017. The When Cultures Meet event was co-sponsored by the Office of Admissions and the Office of Diversity and Community Relations.