In the 456 days since ground was broken for the center, Palmer said, “These facilities
were designed and are equipped to provide excellence in education to the students
who have chosen PCOM for fulfilling their dreams of becoming physical therapists.”
Next week, 40 students, members of the inaugural physical therapy class, will participate
in orientation before starting classes on June 4, 2018. The class is made up of 90
percent Georgians, with the remaining class members coming from Florida, Alabama and
Palmer invoked the staircase theme when he said, “I believe the staircase will lead
to well-educated, compassionate physical therapists who embrace excellence and integrity,
who understand the 'whole person' approach to health care, commit themselves to the
advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth, and engage in the well-being of
Adapting General Electric’s old slogan, President Jay Feldstein said, “We bring good ideas to reality,” noting that a tremendous amount of teamwork
allowed the 12,000-square-foot facility to be built on time and in budget. An additional
8,000 square feet will be utilized for research space.
The ceremony was concluded with the cutting of ribbon stretched symbolically between
two walkers. A reception and tours followed the ceremony.
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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