LaGrange College and PCOM Georgia Affiliation Agreement to Benefit DO and PharmD StudentsSeptember 21, 2023
LaGrange College recently entered into a partnership with PCOM Georgia in Suwanee. PCOM Georgia is a branch campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine,
established in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1899.
The affiliation agreement guarantees positions for up to three LaGrange College students who meet requirements
for each of PCOM Georgia’s DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) and PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) programs.
Andrea Mann, DO, dean and chief academic officer of the osteopathic medicine program at PCOM Georgia
said, “Strategic partnerships with our Georgia undergraduate institutions are essential
to fulfilling our mission of recruiting students from Georgia, training and retaining
physicians, and reducing the healthcare shortages in our state.
She added, “LaGrange is a natural partner with a shared values set and mutual goals.
Together we will work together to train quality candidates to serve as caring, competent,
whole-person physicians for our communities.”
Shawn Spencer, PhD, RPh, dean and chief academic officer of the PCOM School of Pharmacy said, “We are delighted
to establish this collaboration with LaGrange College. It charts a clear course of
study for students to pursue the variety of career opportunities that a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at PCOM Georgia offers."
LaGrange College students who attend PCOM Georgia will continue to experience the
benefits of a small campus focusing on student success. Both the Doctor of Osteopathic
Medicine and the Doctor of Pharmacy programs offer state-of-the-art learning facilities
and interprofessional education opportunities, culminating in a diverse and vibrant
learning environment empowering students to reach their full potential.
“We are thrilled to work with one of the nation’s oldest medical schools,” said LaGrange
College President Susanna Baxter, EdD. “I look forward to hearing success stories from PCOM Georgia regarding students coming from LaGrange College.”
“For LaGrange College, this is an opportunity to provide additional pathway options
for our students,” said Brian Peterson, PhD, vice president for academic affairs.
“This is what LaGrange does best; provide a rigorous education in the liberal arts
that will prepare students for graduate programs like these. We’re excited about beginning
this partnership and developing it into the future.”
About LaGrange College
Georgia’s oldest private institution of higher learning, LaGrange College has been
ranked as “best value” among 99 Southern regional colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
A four-year liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist
Church, LaGrange offers more than 50 areas of study with an emphasis on global engagement
and service. More at lagrange.edu.
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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. 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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