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DO Program Celebrates 125th Commencement

June 7, 2016

Nearly 100,000 osteopathic physicians are in active medical practice across the United States, making them one of the fastest growing segments in the health care industry. On June 5, PCOM graduated 260 newly minted DOs at its 125th Commencement ceremony. Those graduates have gone on to some of the most competitive residencies in the country.

Brian A. Nester, DO ’88, MSc ’94, MBA, CPE, FACOEP, presented the Commencement address. Dr. Nester is the president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, overseeing a comprehensive, integrated health network that includes three full-service licensed hospitals with five campuses, a Children’s Hospital, an employed physician group with over 1,000 providers, and 14 outpatient health centers.

About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration. PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit or call 215-871-6100.

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