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.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 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 offers doctorate degrees in educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and psychology, and graduate degrees in aging and long-term care administration, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies and school psychology. Our 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 in inner-city and rural locations. For more information, visit pcom.edu.
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