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Professional Development and Online Learning

Our department mission is to promote teaching excellence with effective educational strategies, resources and technologies; and support professional development, continuing educational and lifelong learning.

Our vision is to support the PCOM community with training and resources to inspire and empower current and future health professionals, allowing them to become lifelong learners and excel in their professions.

Our Goals

Our goals are to:

  • Conduct professional development programs to establish best practices in maximizing the use of educational strategies.
  • Share and celebrate academic initiatives currently being conducted across the PCOM community at our PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia locations.
  • Foster a spirit of enthusiasm for teaching by exploring new instructional methodologies.
  • Facilitate interprofessional collaboration by promoting academic initiatives across disciplines.
  • Encourage educational research as it relates to academic initiatives.
  • Promote online and blended learning initiatives across programs.
  • Enhance continuing education opportunities for health care professionals.
  • Promote library services to support teaching, learning, research and clinical activities.

Faculty Resources

PCOM faculty and staff may access educational and instructional resources by visiting our faculty resources in myPCOM. Resources include worksheets, instructional videos and documents, tips for engaging students and more.

Volunteer Clinical Faculty Resources

Special thanks to our volunteer clinical faculty (clinical preceptors) across the entire PCOM community. Their commitment is extremely important to the success of our students as they continue to learn in the clinical setting. Volunteer clinical faculty may apply for a variety of services, including the following.

Library Access

If you have a PCOM faculty appointment and would like access to PCOM’s web-based library resources, please visit Access to PCOM Digital Library E-Resources, fill out the Volunteer form, and you will be contacted by a member of PCOM’s Library Services.

Blackboard Access

Many of our students access educational content and complete online assignments activities (discussion board, quizzes, video demonstrations, etc.) during their clinical rotations. These online educational activities are meant to augment students’ face-to-face experience with clinical preceptors. They use Blackboard, which is a learning management system (secure website which hosts all of these online activities). If you have a PCOM faculty appointment and would like to participate with students in this online environment via Blackboard, please complete the short Blackboard access request form below and you will be contacted by a member from the department of Professional Development and Online Learning (PDOL).


Contact Us

We have offices at PCOM and PCOM Georgia, and we provide support to all of the College's locations and academic programs.

Our department number is 215-871-6689.

Our Staff

Erik Langenau, DO, MS

Director for Professional Development and Online Learning
Chief Academic Technology Officer


Tina Chiu, MEd

Director for Continuing and Distance Education
Phone: 215-871-6769

Bruce Fairfield

Photography Supervisor

Alexandra Bones

Coordinator for Continuing Medical Education (CME)
Phone: 215-871-6348

Brooke Shultis, MEd

Academic Development Coordinator
Phone: 770-682-2302