Speaking to the graduates, Jay Feldstein, DO ‘81, PCOM’s president and CEO shared, reflected on the challenges of the past year, saying
“You had to navigate your graduate studies 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. You were—and will continue
to be—on the front lines—in the roles for which you have been trained.”
Robert G. Cuzzolino, EdD, served as the commencement speaker for this year’s ceremony. During his speech,
Dr. Cuzzolino praised the graduates’ commitment to learning during the pandemic and
reminded them of how important their professional knowledge will be in a changed,
Dr. Cuzzolino has been with PCOM for over 40 years and during that time he has shown
an unwavering commitment to strengthening the College’s offering of graduate degree
programs. Dr. Cuzzolino retired as vice president for graduate programs and planning
in October 2019.
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, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy,
physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences,
forensic medicine, mental health counseling, 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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