The College completed its 2015-2020 process that included a new location in Southwest Georgia, a medical marijuana research partnership and more.
With the end of the 2020 fiscal year, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) marked the completion of a five-year process to deliver on the goals laid out in the College’s strategic planning document, PCOM 2020: A Strategic Vision. Conceptualized in 2014 and approved by the PCOM Board of Trustees in 2015, PCOM 2020 served as roadmap to ensure institutional goals and priorities would be tied to the College’s mission.
Developed and approved by a 47-member planning committee with members (faculty, staff, students, residents, trustees and alumni) from PCOM and PCOM Georgia, the plan included widespread input from all College constituents. This institution-wide collaboration identified five strategic themes that generated areas for academic, experiential, and infrastructure growth from 2015-2020:
The results of the campaign indicate a tremendous success across the five themes. Highlights include:
In April 2020, PCOM’s DO programs were granted “Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome.”
A virtual preceptor model was established across a multitude of clerkships on both the Philadelphia and Georgia campuses, including pediatrics, psychiatry, internal medicine and OB/GYN.
PCOM and Organic Remedies entered into a strategic partnership dedicated to health outcomes-based research involving cannabinoids and medical marijuana.
As the recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) every year since 2016, PCOM is one of the few osteopathic medical schools that have raised its profile as a leader in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
A restructured and revitalized Office of Institutional Advancement resulted in record-setting fundraising totals for the last few years, growing from $3M in FY16 to nearly $7M in FY20.
While this strategic plan concluded at the close of the 2020 fiscal year, PCOM will continue to assess the outcomes and build upon what has been accomplished. The College has also begun work setting new priorities is continuing to identify opportunities to solidify its position as a leader in osteopathic medicine, health and behavioral health.PCOM 2020: Accomplishments Report (PDF)
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 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 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. Our 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 in inner city and rural locations. For more information, visit pcom.edu.
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