PCOM's 130th Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement Ceremony was held at the
Mann Center for Performing Arts.
On Monday, May 24, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) celebrated the 130th Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement Ceremony at the Mann Center for Performing Arts. The Class of 2021 included
270 graduates that will begin their residencies and internships this summer at hospitals
and healthcare facilities across the country. These doctors will pursue careers in
a number of specialties including family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics,
anesthesiology and more.
Speaking to the graduates, Jay Feldstein, DO ‘81, PCOM’s president and CEO shared, “Your class is different in ways that I cannot
fathom. You had to navigate your third and fourth years of medical school amid a global
pandemic, amid uncommon political unrest, amid sweeping movements against racism and
for equity and justice. Yet, you did so with grace, determination, dignity, and courage.”
PCOM alumnus, Daniel R. Taylor, DO ’97, served as Commencement Speaker for this year’s
ceremony. As a leading clinical voice in pediatrics, Dr. Taylor has made an indelible
impact on The City of Philadelphia and in the pediatric community nationwide. In his
speech, Dr. Taylor reminded the graduates of their duty to their parents, sharing
examples of his experience working with patients and their families to improve health
outcomes during his over-twenty-year career at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
The ceremony also included the introduction of the following Professors Emeriti: Abraham
Zellis, DO ‘56, Burton Mark, DO, and Theodore P. Mauer, DO ‘62.
Guests were invited to view the ceremonies live on the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic
Medicine Facebook page and YouTube channel. PCOM followed the COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the City of Philadelphia to ensure
the safety of attendees.
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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