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Message From the Dean 
Robert J. Lloyd, DO, FACOS

Headshot photo of Dr. Robert Lloyd wearing his physician white coatWe're shaping the future of healthcare at the only four-year medical school in Southwest Georgia and the newest campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Welcome to PCOM South Georgia!

Our roots run deep in PCOM's nearly 125-year tradition of academic excellence. Our campus in Moultrie, Georgia, is a state-of-the-art facility where students learn from some of the best and brightest faculty members. Plus, we're committed to providing physicians for rural, underserved areas, much like the one where I spent almost a quarter-of-a-century as a practicing physician.

Like our campuses in Philadelphia and Suwanee, PCOM South Georgia teaches a whole-person approach to healthcare in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program. Students are taught to consider the interrelationships of all body systems, as well as factors such as nutrition, environment and psychology when diagnosing and treating patients.

The first two years of medical school take place on campus, where students learn basic and clinical skills from experienced faculty members. This includes time in the classroom, the anatomy lab, and a simulation center that houses fully equipped patient rooms and high-fidelity mannequins. The final two years of medical school take place in hospitals, clinics and physician offices where students work with preceptors to exam and diagnose patients, conduct case studies and much more.

In addition to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program, PCOM South Georgia offers a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences. This two-year program allows graduate students to study and learn alongside DO students and accomplished faculty to become proficient in the biomedical sciences. We also offer a Preclinical Sciences One-Year Master's Program. This fast-paced pre-med program is designed to prepare students for the rigors of medical school or other professional studies. Both of these master's degree programs may lead to professional school opportunities or careers in research, academia or many other healthcare-related fields.

No matter what direction students choose in the healthcare field, at PCOM South Georgia they will find a dynamic community that makes student success a top priority.

Robert J. Lloyd, DO, FACOS
Interim Dean, Osteopathic Medical Program - PCOM South Georgia
Chair, Clinical Education