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LaGrange College and PCOM Georgia Affiliation Agreement to Benefit DO and PharmD Students

September 21, 2023

Representatives from LaGrange College and PCOM GeorgiaLaGrange 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.”

LaGrange College President Dr. Susanna Baxter and Shawn Spencer, PhD, RPh, of PCOM GeorgiaShawn 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

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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 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

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    Barbara Myers
    Senior Public Relations Manager
    Office: 678-225-7532 | Cell: 770-309-0613

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