Campus LIfe: A Rich and Varied ExperienceOctober 10, 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
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
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.
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
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 pcom.edu/georgia or call 678-225-7500.
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