Dr. Peter F. Bidey Appointed Dean of PCOM Osteopathic Medical Program
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Dr. Peter F. Bidey Appointed Dean of PCOM's Osteopathic Medical Program


May 9, 2023

Peter F. Bidey, DO ’08, MSEd, FACOFPAfter an extensive national search, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has named Peter F. Bidey, DO ’08, MSEd, FACOFP, dean of the Osteopathic Medical Program in Philadelphia effective June 1, 2023.

“Dr. Bidey represents the best of our osteopathic tradition: providing holistic care for the communities he serves while upholding a deep commitment to the highest standards of medical education,” said Kenneth J. Veit, DO ’76, MBA, FACOFP, who held the position for 30 years and who now serves as PCOM’s provost and senior vice president of academic affairs. “His passion and pride for PCOM, combined with the relationships he has built across the College, will serve us all at a time of great complexity and promise.”

Dr. Bidey treats a young patient at the Family Medicine Healthcare Center in PhiladelphiaA Philadelphia native and physician at Family Medicine at PCOM, Bidey is also an alumnus of the College. “I owe my career to PCOM,” he said. “I trained here, I was mentored here, and I even met my wife here. It is truly an honor to serve the PCOM community, and my duty now is to repay all that PCOM has done for me.”

Since 2012, Bidey has served on PCOM faculty and acted as vice chair of the Department of Family Medicine since 2018. Previously, he was medical director of Family Medicine, and most recently, assistant dean of clinical curricular integration. He is a clerkship director and co-course director for various ambulatory, family medicine, and primary care skills courses.

Bidey holds a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University, a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from PCOM, and a master of science in education from the University of Pennsylvania.

“In this new role, I plan to continue to advance this great institution further into the forefront of medicine,” Bidey said. “We serve communities from every walk of life, and I will ensure that we continue to train the most competent and compassionate osteopathic physicians of the future.”

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