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PCOM in the News 
May 2020


May 28, 2020

View local, regional and national stories featuring PCOM faculty, staff and students for the month of May 2020.

May 29, 2020 | AOA
PCOM was granted 10-year accreditation from The American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).


May 28, 2020 | Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine
Terri Erbacher, PhD, clinical associate professor, shares advice for parents and caregivers helping young people navigate this difficult time and recognizing warning signs of mental health issues in teens.


May 19, 2020 | 6ABC; MyPHL17
PCOM celebrates doctor of osteopathic medicine commencement ceremony virtually.


May 18, 2020 | InTraining
Coco Thomas (DO ‘24) shares her experience as a first-year medical student.


May 17, 2020 | Sunday Star Ledger
Gregory McDonald, DO ‘89, dean, school of health sciences, shares the importance of accurately tracking deaths from COVID-19.


May 14-18, 2020 | The Philadelphia Inquirer + 13 others
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, chair, school psychology, shares insight and advice for parents during the COVID-19 pandemic.


May 14 | Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Tal Lee, DO ‘20, works to test for COVID-19 in predominantly African American neighborhoods in Philadelphia.


May 13 | Yahoo! Style
Peter Bidey, DO ‘08, vice-chair and professor, family medicine, explains sweating during exercise.


May 11-19, 2020 | The Philadelphia Inquirer; The Chicago Tribune + 19 others
Peter Bidey, DO ‘08, vice-chair and professor, family medicine, shares advice for parents to keep their kids healthy during quarantine.


May 7, 2020 | Philadelphia Gay News (Print)
PCOM welcomes Adrianne Jones, MLS, as new chief admissions officer.


May 7, 2020 | Inside OME (AACOM)
PCOM students provide personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare professionals in Philadelphia through Medical Students for Masks.


May 6, 2020 | Jewish Exponent
Alyssa Gabay (DO ‘23) and other PCOM students supply PPE to healthcare workers across Philadelphia through “Medical Students for Masks”.


May 4, 2020 | The Philadelphia Inquirer
Terri Erbacher, PhD, associate clinical professor, school psychology, shares advice for parents of children facing mental health challenges, including the risk of suicide, during COVID-19.


May 2, 2020 | NJ.com
Gregory McDonald, DO ‘89, dean, school of health sciences, shares the importance of accurately tracking deaths from COVID-19.

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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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    Daniel McCunney
    Associate Director, News and Media Relations
    Email: danielmc1@pcom.edu
    Office: 215-871-6304 | Cell: 267-449-1360

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