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Pharmacy Program Provides Patient-Oriented Curriculum


April 6, 2017

Follow third-year GA-PCOM pharmacy student Angie Amado as she participates in case studies, assessments, extracurricular activities, seminars and her work study assignment.


Since 2010, the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) School of Pharmacy at the Georgia campus has been providing students with a comprehensive curriculum designed to develop pharmacists capable of practicing in a variety of healthcare settings.

As part of the professionally-oriented Doctor of Pharmacy program, students are taught by talented and committed faculty members and study in state-of-the-art classrooms and teaching laboratories. A sterile products lab, compounding lab and pharmacy practice lab are available to students, along with a Simulation Center and an Anatomy Lab in which the intricacies of the human body and the relationship between body systems can be explored.

During the program’s first three years, students split time between the classroom and introductory experiential learning.

In the fourth year, students participate in advanced experiential education rotations, gaining experience and skills in multiple pharmacy specialty areas and practices. By being exposed to increasing levels of responsibility for patient care in a variety of practice settings, students are taught to think and act as independent, competent pharmacists.

The role of the pharmacist continues to evolve with opportunities in community and retail practice, clinics, compounding labs, managed care, healthcare and government agencies, and pharmaceutical research and development.

To experience what it’s like to be a pharmacy student at GA-PCOM, follow Angie Amado, a third-year student, as she participates in case studies, assessments, extracurricular activities, seminars and her work study assignment.

Learn more about the GA-PCOM pharmacy program and what the College offers students in this academic program.

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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 which has a storied history as a premier osteopathic medical school. PCOM Georgia 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. 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 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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