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Community and minority outreach


Minority and Community Outreach Programs

The Office of Admissions at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to reaching out to pre-college students from all backgrounds.

Through innovative programs and events, the Office of Admissions provides exceptional opportunities for young people to learn about the medical professions, scientific inquiry and much more.

Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program

Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) exposes Philadelphia-area young people to science-related activities while introducing them to careers in the health professions at PCOM. This program stimulates academic and scientific interest in high school students from Philadelphia and the surrounding areas.

Students receive exposure to healthcare fields, mentorship from current medical and graduate students, confidence in promoting positive community change as well as confidence to combat minority stigma in the science and medical fields.

Students are exposed to various medical clinics and workshops. They engage in facilitated workshops, team building exercises and academic support activities. They also gain knowledge on academic preparation and learn pertinent information about higher education. Participants in this program get hands-on experience while enhancing their leadership and communication skills.

The goals for the program are to promote higher education, create leaders, inspire future health professionals, improve verbal and written communication skills and build confidence in young scholars.

PCOM Middle School Science Enrichment Program

PCOM's Middle School Science Enrichment Program (PMSEP) is offered to middle school students from Philadelphia and the surrounding area. This program is designed to influence young people in the Philadelphia region to choose a career in the health professions through early exposure.

Scholars are intellectually engaged in clinical experiences through project based learning. This program allows students to expand their learning of science by exposing them to various subjects in a medical school curriculum. Participants receive hands-on experiences, whilst enhancing their leadership and communication skills. Each participant is mentored by a medical student and is supervised by a PCOM faculty/staff member.

Future Healthcare Scholars Program

Offered by PCOM Georgia, the Future Healthcare Scholars Program is designed for students in 9th and 10th grade who have an interest in healthcare professions. The program builds on their curiosity through interactive learning experiences, workshops, campus visits, college readiness preparation and mentorship opportunities that will encourage students to pursue a career in healthcare.

The program educates students from area communities on osteopathic medicine and other healthcare opportunities. It fosters the mission of PCOM in hopes that these students will pursue their professional degree and serve their communities.

Health Careers Collaborative Program

Offered by PCOM South Georgia, the Health Careers Collaborative program (HCC) is designed for high school students beginning in 10th grade who have an interest in healthcare professions. Students will come into the program as a cohort until their high school graduation. The HCC students will build on their curiosity through interactive learning experiences, workshops, campus visits, college readiness preparation and mentorship opportunities that will encourage students to pursue a career in healthcare.

The program allows PCOM South Georgia the opportunity to educate students from low-income and/or underrepresented minority communities on osteopathic medicine and other healthcare opportunities. It fosters the mission of PCOM in hopes that these students will pursue their professional degree and serve their communities.

Students Progressing in Academics for Readiness and Knowledge (SPARK)

Twice a year, PCOM South Georgia opens its doors to area high schools giving them the opportunity to meet students, participate in workshops and learn about healthcare professions.

The goal of the program is to introduce students to osteopathic medicine and foster confidence in students of underserved communities to choose a career in healthcare. This program promotes leadership in South Georgia and improves college and career readiness knowledge.

By providing hands on experience to students, PCOM South Georgia hopes to inspire change and action in the medically underserved communities as well as the communities surrounding our campus. PCOM South Georgia hopes to provide a SPARK to help ignite participant’s flame of knowledge!

Our Commitment to Diversity

PCOM's Office of Diversity and Community Relations runs various events, programming and training to teach and encourage an environment of inclusion across the College's three locations. PCOM is dedicated to ensuring a diverse student body as we value peoples' differences. Our curriculum provides students with the tools needed to be culturally sensitive in a global market to meet the needs of various populations. It is our hope to increase the number of under-represented minorities entering and completing medical school.

Learn more about how PCOM respects, encourages and promotes diversity:

Contact the Office of Admissions


PCOM Admissions

4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Toll Free: 800-999-6998
Local: 215-871-6700
Fax: 215-871-6719
Twitter: @PCOMAdmissions 

For information about PCOM programs:

ASK PCOM ADMISSIONS

 

PCOM Georgia Admissions

625 Old Peachtree Road
Suwanee, GA 30024

Toll Free: 866-282-4544
Local: 678-225-7500
Fax: 678-225-7526
Twitter: @PCOMAdmissions 

For information about PCOM Georgia programs:

ASK PCOM GEORGIA ADMISSIONS

 

For information about the Doctor of Pharmacy program: 

ASK PHARMACY ADMISSIONS

 

PCOM South Georgia Admissions

2050 Tallokas Road
Moultrie, GA 31768

Toll Free: 866-282-4544
Local: 229-668-3162
Fax: 678-225-7526
Twitter: @PCOMAdmissions 

For information about PCOM South Georgia programs:

ASK PCOM SOUTH GEORGIA ADMISSIONS

  

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