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Community Celebrates HEED Win

October 16, 2015


Lenore Pearlstein, publisher of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, recently presented PCOM with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award, a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

“You should feel very proud to know that you are the first osteopathic school to receive this award,” Ms. Pearlstein told a crowd of students, faculty and staff in Evans Hall, before presenting the award to Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, president and CEO.

“Diversity isn’t something that you aspire to, it’s a part of who we are as an institution,” said Dr. Feldstein. “It’s a core value, and we will continue to embrace it.”

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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