PCOM Celebrates DO Commencement June 3May 31, 2017
PCOM will hold its DO Commencement ceremony June 3 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing
Arts in Philadelphia.
More than 250 students in the Doctor of Medicine program will receive their degrees on June 3 at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, and will move on to some of the most competitive residencies in the U.S. They will
join the 100,000-plus DOs currently in active practice.
Keith Leaphart, DO ’03, MBA, will present the Commencement address. Dr. Leaphart is
president and CEO of Replica Creative, a Philadelphia-based print shop, and the founder
of Wallsome, a design firm specializing in creative wall graphics. He is chair of
the Board of Directors for the Lenfest Foundation, and practices medicine at the Bryn
Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.
Learn more information about PCOM's 2017 DO Commencement ceremony.
Members of the class of 2017 have dedicated themselves to caring for others and bettering
the world around them, whether it’s through a computer, across town, or across the
world. Read profiles about some of the graduating members of the class of 2017.
A Facebook Live feed from the ceremony will be available beginning at 4 pm.
DOs practice a “whole person” approach to medicine; instead of just treating specific
symptoms, DOs concentrate on treating the patient as a whole. DOs practice in all
areas of medicine from family medicine and pediatrics to surgery, radiology and psychiatry.
They are complete physicians, fully trained and licensed to prescribe medicine and
to perform surgery. In addition, many DOs incorporate osteopathic manipulative treatment
(OMT) into their care. With OMT, osteopathic physicians use their hands to diagnose
illness and injury and encourage the body to heal itself.
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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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