Applications Open for PCOM Georgia Opportunities AcademyMarch 14, 2023
PCOM Georgia is accepting applications for the PCOM Georgia Opportunities Academy, sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Community Partnerships. The academy is set for June 26-30, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the PCOM Georgia campus in Suwanee. This free program is open to rising 9th, 10th, and 11th grade Gwinnett
County area high school students who have an interest in health care.
Christy Finley, EdD, diversity and inclusion program coordinator, said, “In many instances,
high school students may be limited in their exposure to various areas within the
healthcare field and others may not realize they want to pursue a career in health
care. The academy is a unique opportunity to connect high school students with current
and future healthcare professionals who can provide them with the tools necessary
to determine if health care is the right career for them.”
The aim of the five-day camp is to introduce students who identify as African-American,
Latinx or are traditionally underrepresented in medicine to college readiness and
careers in health care. Students attending the academy will engage in career exploration,
practice critical thinking skills and collaboration by engaging in problem-based learning,
and develop the skills and self-confidence needed to successfully apply to and navigate
During camp, lessons in nutrition, anatomy, CPR and trauma will be covered. Students
will be introduced to careers in pharmacy, physical therapy, medicine and research.
They will learn alongside current and future healthcare professionals, while participating
in clinical skills simulations and anatomy labs.
How to apply
Apply online today. Applications are due Friday, April 21, 2023. High school students applying to the program will provide a short personal statement
about their future career goals and at least one teacher recommendation.
Current PCOM Georgia students play a vital role in the planning and implementation
of the Opportunities Academy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about mentoring.
About PCOM Georgia
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institution of higher education dedicated
to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), a premier osteopathic medical school with
a storied 125-year history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine,
pharmacy, and physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences, medical
laboratory science, and physician assistant studies. The campus joins PCOM South Georgia
in Moultrie in helping to meet the healthcare needs of the state. Emphasizing "a whole
person" approach to care, PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional
education and service to the community. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 678-225-7500. The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center,
an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
For more information, visit pcomgeorgiahealth.org.
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