GA-PCOM Commencement to Celebrate Nearly 300 GraduatesMay 26, 2016
School of Pharmacy Class of 2016
Georgia Campus—Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) will hold the
College’s eighth annual commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 27 in the Tommy P.
Hughes Grand Ballroom at the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth.
At 11 a.m., about 58 candidates will receive Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degrees, and around 100 students will be awarded Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) School of Pharmacy.
The Class of 2016 is the third graduating class for PCOM School of Pharmacy which is located on the Georgia Campus. During a second ceremony at 3:30 p.m., about
128 students will be awarded Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degrees.
The commencement ceremonies will each feature a distinguished speaker. United States
Representative Earl L. “Buddy” Carter will address the graduates at the 11 a.m. ceremony.
The only pharmacist currently in Congress, Carter is serving his first term in the
United States House of Representatives and is a member of the Education and the Workforce
Committee, as well as the committees on Homeland Security and Oversight and Government
John R. Potts III, MD, will speak at the 3:30 p.m. ceremony. A Fellow of the American
College of Surgeons, the Southern Surgical Association, the American Surgical Association
and the Southeastern Surgical Congress, Dr. Potts became the Senior Vice President
for Surgical Accreditation at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
In honor of the graduating students, the College hosted a Commencement Dinner Dance
at the Infinite Energy Center on May 24. Other pre-commencement activities have included
honors brunches, graduation rehearsals, and class photographs followed by a barbecue.
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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