New Clinical Education Structure Announced

April 20, 2016

Dr. Michael Sampson and Dr. Murray BerkowitzDr. 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 Education.

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.”



Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) is a private, not-for-profit branch campus of the fully accredited Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a multi-program institution of educational excellence founded in 1899. GA-PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, the doctor of pharmacy degree, the doctor of physical therapy degree, as well as graduate degrees in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies. The campus, located in Suwanee, Georgia, 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 or call 678-225-7500.


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