PCOM Receives Ninth Consecutive ‘Excellence in Diversity’ AwardOctober 13, 2023
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has been named a recipient of the 2023 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence
in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
This is the ninth year PCOM has been named as a Health Professions HEED Award recipient.
As a recipient of the annual Health Professions HEED Award—a national honor recognizing
U.S. health colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to
diversity and inclusion—PCOM will be featured, along with 61 other recipients, in
the November/December 2023 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine.
“PCOM continues to prioritize advancing diversity, equity and inclusion across our
campus community said Marcine Pickron-Davis, PhD, chief diversity and community relations officer. “This award is a testament to those
efforts, and only deepens our commitment to fostering a culture of mutual respect
INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine selected PCOM for its strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and its numerous programs supporting these efforts. Notable accomplishments include
the African American and Hispanic Male Undergraduate Research Initiative, a partnership between PCOM and Cabrini University, which offers research opportunities
for African American and Hispanic male undergraduate science and psychology students;
and the Community-Based Faculty Fellowship, open to faculty members who are interested in engaging community-based organizations
and PCOM students in collaborative research studies. Preference for this fellowship
is given to proposals that include inter-professional initiatives and engage multiple
“The Health Professions HEED Award process consists of a comprehensive and rigorous
application that includes questions relating to the recruitment and retention of students
and employees—and best practices for both—continued leadership support for diversity,
and other aspects of campus diversity and inclusion,” said Lenore Pearlstein, publisher
of INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. “We take a detailed approach to reviewing each application in deciding
who will be named a Health Professions HEED Award recipient. Our standards are high,
and we look for schools where diversity and inclusion are woven into the work being
done every day across their campus.”
For more information about the 2023 Health Professions HEED Award, visit insightintodiversity.com.
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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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