Students and staff from Oak Hill Classical School received a lesson in anatomy and
explored medical careers with Jeremy Walker, DO '12.
This week, eight students, along with three adults, from Oak Hill Classical School
in Dacula, Georgia, received a lesson in anatomy from one of our alumni, Jeremy Walker,
Dr. Walker, now a hospitalist at Northeast Georgia Health System in Braselton and
a resident of Dacula, made arrangements with the anatomy lab at Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) to accompany the students and conduct a lesson. According to Kristi Cain, an Oak
Hill faculty member who teaches anatomical and biological sciences, the students are
juniors who are taking advanced biology with a focus this semester on anatomy and
Dr. Walker said, “We had a nice visit to campus today and it’s crazy to see how much
the campus has changed since I graduated from the DO program in 2012.” He said, “The students enjoyed learning about anatomical structures using
state of the art 3D programs in addition to various models. They especially enjoyed
seeing how the respiratory system works.”
Anatomical Coordinator Ron Wilde said, “It’s always great to see young people getting
excited about anatomy and being a part of that experience.”
Two years ago, Dr. Walker’s son attended kindergarten at the Dacula school. He met
Cain at a parent meeting. “We had a discussion about using our collective talents
and gifts as a means to provide unique opportunities for the student body. As a parent
and physician, I felt called to volunteer some time to help give anatomy students
a practical avenue to experience anatomy and explore potential career paths in the
health science field.”
The first visit to GA-PCOM was scheduled in 2016. “Jeff Seiple helped to provide a great experience for the students,” Dr. Walker said. When an
anatomy class was offered at Oak Hill this year, Dr. Walker again connected with Seiple,
who directs the anatomical donor program at GA-PCOM, to organize a trip. “I enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with
the students,” he said.
Dr. Walker and his wife are the parents of four children nine years of age and under.
He completed an internal medicine residency at the Greenville Health System in Greenville,
South Carolina. With children no longer at Oak Hill, he said that he and his wife
feel strongly about the school and the manner in which they are carrying out their
mission of caring for and educating students in a Christian environment.
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome Dr. Walker and the students to our anatomy lab,”
Seiple said. “We look forward to having them return to our campus in the near future.”
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. For more information, visit pcom.edu/georgia 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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