Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has named Brian Gerard Mann, EdD, MS, PA-C, as its new Chief of Simulation Operations. In this role, Dr. Mann will assume broad responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Simulation Center and standardized patient operations across all three PCOM locations. He will be based at PCOM Georgia in Suwanee.
PCOM Provost Kenneth Veit, DO, MBA, FACOFP, said, “We are pleased that Dr. Mann is joining PCOM to lead the coordination of Simulation Center educational opportunities across PCOM’s three campuses in Philadelphia, Suwanee and Moultrie. It’s become more important than ever that PCOM act as one university with three locations and use best practices from each campus to more efficiently deliver curriculum to all of our students.”
Most recently, Dr. Mann worked as the Director of Simulation Education at Campbell University, Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina. In this position, he managed the simulation center's day-to-day operations and created an integrated complete simulation curriculum for both undergraduate and graduate medical education.
Dr. Mann served as the course director for the simulation month, call back Fridays third-year clerkship rotations, and a fourth-year simulation case development course. He also spearheaded and executed a complete simulation training program for Harnett County Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Mann co-developed a leadership training program for medical students, Professionalism and Leadership in the Medical Setting. Lastly, Dr. Mann worked as a physician assistant at the Campbell University Health Center.
Prior to joining CUSOM, Dr. Mann worked as a PA at FirstHealth of the Carolinas Convenient Care, the Cleveland Clinic, and several other leading hospitals in Northeast Ohio. At these institutions, he was instrumental in pioneering several new opportunities for other physician assistants. Before becoming a PA, Dr. Mann worked as a firefighter/paramedic and as an emergency department paramedic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Mann graduated from Cuyahoga Community College as a Surgical Physician Assistant. He then earned his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences from Touro International University, and a Master’s degree in Advanced Physician Assistant Studies from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. He most recently completed his Doctorate of Education in Health Professions from A.T. Still University in Kirksville, Missouri.
Dr. Mann said, “I am honored to join the PCOM team. I look forward to guiding others to see all the opportunities the experiential learning setting of objective structured clinical examination and simulation have to offer.”
Dr. Mann has been married for more than 20 years to Andrea Pax Mann, DO, the new dean and chief academic officer of PCOM Georgia in Suwanee. They have two children. His hobbies include mindful training, meditation, golf, watching baseball, CrossFit, swimming, and playing with their three dogs.
Established in 2005, PCOM Georgia is a private, not-for-profit, accredited institute of higher education dedicated to the healthcare professions. The Suwanee, Georgia, campus is affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a premier osteopathic medical school with a storied history. PCOM Georgia offers doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies. Emphasizing "a whole person approach to care," PCOM Georgia focuses on educational excellence, interprofessional education and service to the wider community. 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 pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500.
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