PCOM Perspectives: Giving Back to the Community Through Volunteer WorkDecember 16, 2021
In this episode of PCOM Perspectives, Melody Yazdani (DPT ’22) and Prachi Patel (DO
’24) discussed why they are passionate about volunteering their time despite their
Melody serves as an official trainer for the Boxing with Parkinson’s program at the
Center for Movement Challenges, while Prachi is the Director of the HEARTS Clinic
at PCOM Georgia. Both are passionate about volunteering their time despite their demanding
schedules. Melody and Prachi are representative of students across all programs who
serve in Philadelphia, metro Atlanta and Southwest Georgia.
Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81, President and CEO, shared information about the President’s
Community Wellness Initiative, an important funding stream for the college’s volunteer
work. One of the goals of the CWI is to serve local communities while enhancing the
educational experience for PCOM students.
"PCOM is very proud of the volunteer work that our students provide to our community
members," Feldstein said. "We're happy to highlight their work of giving back especially
during this holiday season."