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
PCOM 2020 Planning and Goals
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:
Capitalizing on our osteopathic heritage
Ensuring strength, consistency and quality in clinical training
Expanding our educational mission and footprint
Promoting our institutional identity and brand
Positioning PCOM for growth, stability and reduced tuition dependency
PCOM and Organic Remedies entered into a strategic partnership dedicated to health outcomes-based research involving cannabinoids and medical marijuana.
Brand and Identity
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
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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