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PCOM Celebrates 130th DO Commencement


May 25, 2021
PCOM's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Class of 2021 celebrated commencement at the Mann Center in Philadelphia.
The DO Class of 2021 will go on to specialize in primary care, surgery and many other medical disciplines.
The Class of 2021 celebrated with faculty, classmates, friends and family at PCOM's 2021 DO Commencement ceremony.
PCOM's 2021 DO Commencement ceremony was held at the Mann Center's open-air venue.
The PCOM DO Class of 2021 includes 270 graduates that will begin their residencies and internships this summer.
PCOM's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program trains physicians to practice medicine with a holistic approach.
PCOM alumni, Daniel R. Taylor, DO ’97, served as Commencement Speaker for the 2021 ceremony.

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 in Philadelphia.

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.

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