PCOM Announces Founders' Day 2023 HonoreesJanuary 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.
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.
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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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 pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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