With support from its sponsors, PCOM offered free online fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and “Ask the Doctors” Q&A sessions.
On September 26, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) held its third-annual Wellness Fest, title sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event was hosted online this year. More than 700 people registered for this online event.
PCOM and its sponsors offered free online health and fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and an interactive “Ask the Doctors” Q&A. Monique Gary, DO ’09, and Lady B, on-air personality with Radio One, led a discussion on “COVID-19 in the Community.” Participants also received a voucher for a free flu shot from Rite Aid.
The event raised $170,000 for the PCOM Healthcare Centers. With locations throughout Philadelphia, the PCOM Healthcare Centers provide physical and behavioral care to underserved populations and serve as training sites for the College’s osteopathic medicine (DO) and psychology students.
Wellness Fest 2020 will remain accessible to the public through Tuesday, December 1. Register now on the Wellness Fest event page to receive access to the recorded classes and talks. Once registered, participants will receive a link for the event via email.
Additional event sponsors included Main Line Health, Lankenau Medical Center (Main Line Health), Blank Rome, Arthur Jackson Company, East End Advisors, Elliott-Lewis, Office Depot and more.
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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