New Clinical Education Structure AnnouncedApril 20, 2016
Dr. Michael Sampson and Dr. Murray Berkowitz
Congratulations to Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM)
Assistant Dean of Clinical Education Dr. Paula Gregory who will leave GA-PCOM at the
beginning of May to assume her new position as the Dean of the newly established Kansas
City University - Joplin College of Osteopathic Medicine in Joplin, Missouri in June.
Dean and Chief Academic Officer H. William Craver III, DO, said, “Dr. Gregory has
been a wonderful asset to the college. We thank her for her great efforts to advance
the institution and wish her well as she moves on to serve as Dean of KCSOM.”
To meet the growing needs of clinical education throughout the four-year curriculum,
a revised structure has been established for GA-PCOM’s clinical education department. Dr. Murray Berkowitz will serve as the interim Assistant Dean of Clerkship
and Core Site Development. In this role, he is responsible for the administration
of third- and fourth-year clerkships, including interacting with preceptors, hospitals
and area health education centers. In addition, he is charged with developing new
clinical education sites, as well as overseeing the Office of Undergraduate Clinical
Dr. Michael Sampson will take on the position of interim Assistant Dean of Clinical
Integration. He will be responsible for incorporating clinical education opportunities
into the classroom curriculum primarily for first- and second-year students. Dr. Sampson
is charged with helping to develop and assess learning outcomes of the clinical education.
He will also be responsible for coordinating outside volunteer physicians who teach
GA-PCOM osteopathic medical students.
Dean Craver said, “I am grateful that Drs. Sampson and Berkowitz have accepted these
positions and I anticipate that the restructuring will be beneficial for our students.”
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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