It is with honor, pride and southern hospitality that I welcome you to PCOM South Georgia, the newest campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the only four year medical school in Southwest Georgia.
Since 1899, PCOM has distinguished itself as a medical school with a rich tradition of academic excellence and a highly collaborative learning environment. Founded in Philadelphia, the College expanded to Suwanee, Georgia, in 2005 and then furthered its commitment to Georgia and the southeast by opening PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie in 2019.
As a physician and surgeon who has enjoyed working in rural areas during my career, I’m proud of PCOM’s extended commitment to the state. With many rural Georgians having limited access to affordable, quality health care, our College aims to educate students and retain graduates to serve on the front lines of community health in Southwest Georgia.
Like our campuses in Philadelphia and Suwanee, PCOM South Georgia teaches a whole-person approach to healthcare in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program, ensuring our students see the patient, not just the symptoms. 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 in our state-of-the-art facility, where students work alongside experienced faculty members to learn basic and clinical skills. 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 take place in hospitals, clinics and physician offices where students work with preceptors to learn through patient rounds, exams and case studies.
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. The program may lead to further professional school opportunities, along with many other healthcare-related fields
No matter what part of the healthcare journey students and prospective students find themselves on, they will be supported by a dynamic academic community that places student success as the top priority.
Welcome to PCOM South Georgia, where we’re shaping the future of health.
H. William Craver III, DO, FACOS
Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Osteopathic Medical Program - PCOM South Georgia