GA-PCOM's New Students: Who Are They?


September 22, 2017


Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM)
welcomed more than 300 students this year into our osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies and biomedical sciences programs. These matriculants were carefully selected from an applicant pool of more than 6,600.

In undergraduate school, the majority of our new students majored in biology and came from colleges all across the state and beyond—with the top three alma maters being the University of Georgia, Georgia State University and Emory University. Also, many of our students seeking doctoral degrees have already earned master’s degrees.

Most of our students hail from Georgia with Gwinnett, Fulton and DeKalb counties being the top three places students call home. However, our new students also come from other areas of Georgia including the counties of Lowndes, Muscogee, Richmond and many more.

The four programs are made up of more women than men; however the osteopathic medicine class is even in gender. Ranging in age from 21 to 50+, most of our new students are in their mid-20s and come from diverse backgrounds.

As fall arrives, members of the Office of Admissions are on the road telling the GA-PCOM story to the next class of students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences. Prospective students, many in dark suits, are seen regularly on campus interviewing for a seat. Just as the PCOM philosophy is to teach our students to see the whole human, the selection committee seeks to see the whole person. Our committee looks well beyond the transcript to discover the person and the professional our GA-PCOM students will soon become.


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About GA-PCOM

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, 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 www.pcom.edu or call 678-225-7500.

 

 
For more information, contact:

Barbara Myers
Public Relations Manager
Email: BarbaraMy@pcom.edu
Office: 678-225-7532 | Cell: 770-309-0613

 

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