This year, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) hosted its fourth-annual Visual Arts Contest. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the
event was hosted virtually this year, with participants submitting their artwork for
PCOM community members to vote for online. This year’s contest included 83 artwork
submissions from PCOM faculty, students and staff. PCOM community members were given
the opportunity to pick their favorite pieces from categories including photography,
painting/drawing and other mediums. Over 200 online votes were cast this year.
As the coordinator of this event Ruth Conboy, LPC, director of counseling, Office of Student Affairs, shared, “Now more than ever, it’s important to be seen beyond the screen. This annual
contest is a great way for students, faculty and staff to flex their creative muscles
and share their art with others.”
Kaitlyn O’Neill (PsyD ‘25), who won in the “painting/drawing” category for her painting Happy to be Here, shared her appreciation for the contest and the opportunity to connect with other
PCOM community members, saying, “This was a way for me to interact with other students
in different classes/programs in a way that showed who I am as a person, beyond the
classroom. At times I feel like verbally expressing how I feel might not do my feelings
justice, and so I’ll pick up a brush. It’s been a blessing to be able to freely create,
and I’m grateful for everyone who had the chance to connect with my work during the
This year’s winners also include:
Photography:Redwoods by Tara Hixon, Institutional Research Analyst
Other Mediums:Daydream by Samichhya Aryal (DO ‘24)
This year’s contest was sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Human Resources and PCOM’s Coalition for Healthcare, Humanities and the Arts (CHHARTS). Winning pieces
will be displayed around the Office of Student Affairs suite in the Evans Hall building
on the Philadelphia campus.
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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