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We at PCOM seek to train healthcare professionals who can provide person-centered, interprofessional, collaborative care across the life span; driven by osteopathic principles to optimize the wellness of the diverse population we serve.

Mission Statement

In pursuit of this vision, our graduates will become competent in the following domains:

  1. Values, ethics and social justice;
  2. Roles and responsibilities;
  3. Interprofessional communication;
  4. Teamwork;
  5. Collaborative decision-making; and
  6. Understanding system-based practice, U.S. systems and educational systems as part of public health.


Interprofessional Education (IPE) Leaders

Stephanie H. Felgoise, PhD, ABPP
Associate Dean for Academic Integration
Professor and Director, PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology
Chair, Department of Clinical Psychology
School of Professional and Applied Psychology

Michael A. Becker, DO, MS, FACOFP
Assistant Dean of Clerkship Education
Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Jeff Branch, EdD, Program Chair
MS in Organization Development and Leadership
MS in Public Health Management and Administration
MS in Non Profit Leadership and Population Health Management
School of Professional and Applied Psychology

Nikki Daher, MS, PA-C
Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
School of Health Sciences

Ashley Poole, MA MS LPC
Graduate Assistant/IPE Coordinator, Department of Psychology
5th-Year Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate, 2020
Intern, Center for Brief Therapy 

IPE Courses

Students in the following programs currently participate in interprofessional education courses at PCOM:

These courses include case reviews, seminars, medical crisis simulation, interprofessional experiences in healthcare clinics, research review, and a full-day symposium and discussion groups on sexual orientation and gender nonconformity.

About IPE at PCOM

Learn about interprofessional education events at PCOM:


PCOM’s fourth-year DO and fourth-year Clinical PsyD programs collaborated with Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing and their undergraduate and graduate nursing programs to provide IPE experiences in their simulation lab surrounding the critical care of patients with Parkinson’s Disease. (Photo credit: Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing)