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Campus LIfe: A Rich and Varied Experience

October 10, 2017

Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine will celebrate the opening of a new walking trail in October 2017.

GA-PCOM's new walking trail will be dedicated on October 19, 2017.

By Chief Campus Officer R. Bryan Ginn Jr.

Having been a student at two state universities and subsequently serving on the administrative staffs of campuses across Georgia, I can personally attest to the richness of university life. And my experience as the chief campus officer at Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) is no different.

Case in point. In the coming week, our campus will be abuzz with significant events marking milestones, growth and progress.

We are pleased to honor our founding dean, Paul Evans, DO, who served from 2005 until 2010, with a portrait to be unveiled and placed in a prominent location on campus.

We plan to mark our employees’ anniversaries with a celebratory lunch in their honor as they are the bedrock of an academic enterprise.

With an eye toward student and employee wellness, we will celebrate the opening of a new walking trail which beckons community members to take a healthy break from their responsibilities.

Construction of the Physical Therapy Education Center will continue, while our Office of Diversity and Community Relations will host Holiday Simmons, MSW, who will discuss “Trans Health Care: Beyond Just Transitioning.”

At the Infinite Energy Center, proud parents, family members and friends will gather to witness their loved ones seeking doctorate degrees in osteopathic medicine and pharmacy receive their first white coats, marking a rite of passage toward a healthcare profession.

Russian physicians and their translator visited GA-PCOM to learn more about American medical education.

Nine Russian physicians and their translator visited campus, as guests of three of Gwinnett's Rotary clubs, to learn how American students are taught to practice medicine.

We will have hosted close to 200 prospective students and guests at an open house on campus, welcomed physicians from Russia, guests of Gwinnett’s Rotary clubs, who wished to learn about teaching methods in American medical schools, and interviewed dozens of qualified applicants who are seeking seats in one of our doctoral and master’s degree programs.

And through it all, our expert faculty members will teach, while our carefully selected students will learn—moving ever closer to their desired degrees and their service as healthcare providers.

Life is indeed varied and rich in the halls of higher education. What an exciting place to be!

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About PCOM Georgia

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, medical laboratory science, 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 or call 678-225-7500.

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Office: 678-225-7532 | Cell: 770-309-0613

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