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A Message to the PCOM Community on Anti-Asian Violence 
From President Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81


March 11, 2021

Dear Members of the PCOM Community, 

In recent months, our country has seen a rise in violence against Asian Americans. As an institution that educates competent, caring osteopathic physicians, pharmacists, allied health professionals and behavioral scientists, we have a responsibility to the communities we serve to not just shine a light on racism and bias, but to help heal the wounds of all marginalized communities.

We know this is a challenging time for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. We stand with you in unequivocally denouncing these sickening and disheartening acts of violence. We must do our part to stop such acts and move purposefully and passionately toward a more just and equitable society. As health professionals, it is incumbent on us to seek out and rectify the structures of racism, ignorance and inequity in health care, and we must continue to address the racial and social disparities we see mirrored in public health.

As a reminder, counseling and mental health services are available to all PCOM students at no cost through the Office of Student Affairs, and we encourage you to make use of these resources should you need them. Similar resources are also available for all PCOM faculty and staff through myPCOM

PCOM’s Office of Diversity and Community Relations offers additional resources to learn more about the Asian American experience:

Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81
President and Chief Executive Officer
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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