First-year PCOM School of Pharmacy students visited the Georgia State Capitol for the annual advocacy day.
Opportunities abound outside of the classroom for students at Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM).
On Tuesday, January 30, first year students from the PCOM School of Pharmacy experienced legislation in action at the Georgia State Capitol as part of the Georgia Pharmacy Association’s Day at the Dome. The annual advocacy day sponsored by the Georgia Pharmacy Association provides an opportunity for students to learn about legislative advocacy, as well as to meet face-to-face with legislators to have their voices heard.
According to Mandy Reece, PharmD, vice chair and associate professor of pharmacy practice, PCOM students joined students from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy to represent Georgia pharmacists in their advocacy efforts. Pharmacy students from Mercer and South universities will participate in an advocacy day in February.
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 doctoral degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, and physical therapy and 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.
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