PCOM Announces Founders' Day 2023 Award Recipients
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PCOM Announces Founders' Day 2023 Honorees


January 23, 2023

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has announced that Norman Edward Vinn, DO '77, MBA, and William B. Swallow, DO '79, MS/FM '20, FACOFP; Captain, MC, USNR (ret.), are this year's recipients of the O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal and the Alumni Association Certificate of Honor, respectively.

Drs. Vinn and Swallow will be honored at the College's Founders' Day ceremony on Friday, January 27, at 11 a.m. on YouTube.

Headshot photograph of Norman Edward Vinn, DO, smiling and wearing a suit.Norman Edward Vinn, DO '77, MBA

O. J. Snyder Memorial Medal Recipient

Norman Edward Vinn, DO '77, MBA, is this year's recipient of PCOM's O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal. Dr. Vinn is a pioneer in the in-home care industry and founder of the Residentialist Group (TRG) in San Clemente, California. TRG specializes in providing doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants for geriatric home care. A board-certified family physician, Dr. Vinn currently serves as president of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine and was previously president of the American Osteopathic Association from 2013 to 2014. In 2015, he partnered with PCOM to form the Residentialist Housecall Medical Group, which supports faculty by offering guidance on clinical policy and protocols, as well as contract development with regional accountable care organizations and managed care networks and specialized training for postdoctoral fellowships in the continuum of care of elderly persons. Learn more about Dr. Vinn.

About the O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal

The O.J. Snyder Memorial Medal is presented in memory of the co-founder of PCOM and is the College's highest award, which recognizes leadership and service to the osteopathic profession and to the institution.

Headshot photograph of William B. Swallow, DO '79, smiling and wearing a suit.

William B. Swallow, DO '79, MS/FM '20, FACOFP; Captain, MC, USNR (ret.)

PCOM Alumni Association Certificate of Honor Recipient

Also receiving honors at this year's Founders’ Day celebration is William B. Swallow, DO '79, MS/FM '20, FACOFP; Captain, MC, USNR (ret.), who will receive the PCOM Alumni Association Certificate of Honor which recognizes distinguished services rendered and loyal devotion to PCOM. It is the highest honor bestowed by the PCOM Alumni Association. Learn more about Dr. Swallow.

About Founders' Day

Founders' Day celebrates the birth of PCOM in 1899 by Drs. Snyder and Pressly, who sought to bring the osteopathic philosophy of whole-person healthcare to Philadelphia. The ceremony on January 27 will celebrate the accomplishments of the 2023 Founders' Day award recipients who embody the dedication, loyalty and service to the College that our founders, O.J. Snyder and Mason W. Pressly, exhibited.

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    For the past 125 years, 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, a private, not-for-profit accredited institution of higher education, 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. The college also offers graduate degrees in applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, physician assistant studies, and school psychology. 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 pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.

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