In June 2020, the President's Council on Equity, Inclusion and Justice was appointed by President Feldstein to advance PCOM's commitment to justice, equity,
diversity and inclusion. The Council, chaired by the Chief Diversity and Community
Relations Officer, is charged to identify strategic priorities and initiatives that
align with the new PCOM 2025 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Plan.
The College was recognized with the Inspiring Programs in STEM Award for its outreach programs that promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics
to underrepresented groups in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
The Office of Diversity and Community Relations partnered with Anne Koch, DMD, to
host a lecture series dedicated to transgender medicine topics.
In September 2014, Dr. Feldstein received the CEO Leadership Award presented by the
Pennsylvania Diversity Council.
In 2019, PCOM's investigators, Drs. David Festinger and Michelle Lent were awarded a $5.5 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study the effectiveness
of psychosocial treatments for patients receiving treatment for opioid use disorder.
The College received over $7 million in research awards for 15 faculty members in
fiscal year 2020.
Forty research projects were funded by the Division of Research and more than 120 students were authors on publications in fiscal year 2020.
PCOM welcomed more 900 guests to its second-annual community Wellness Fest, title sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. This year's event raised nearly $230,000
for PCOM's Healthcare Centers.
In 2016, PCOM launched a unique venture focused on investing in healthcare-related products and services focused on primary
care—the PCOM Primary Care Innovation Fund. Structured as a traditional venture capital fund to ultimately help grow the endowment
of PCOM, the $5 million fund is focused on making investments in the range of $250,000
Extending the College's Physical Footprint
Construction of our newest location, PCOM South Georgia, was completed in summer 2019. An inaugural class of 59 DO students began their studies
in August. The 75,000 square-foot facility represents an investment of $30 million to meet the long-term healthcare needs of
In November 2015, PCOM began work to create and launch an integrated marketing and communications branding initiative to increase the College's overall awareness and enrollment. Produced by the Office
of Marketing and Communications in conjunction with 160over90 and Seer Interactive,
the 2016-2017 campaign resulted in:
333 percent increase in search engine marketing campaign conversions.
Nearly 40 percent increase in admissions inquiries.
2.7 million website unique pageviews.
More than 16.4 million social media impressions.
In 2019, the College introduced a cohesive identity system designed to grow with any additional locations and to strengthen the overarching
In this monthly podcast series, Dr. Feldstein discusses news, research and other items
of the day with various people from PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia.