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Frequently Asked Questions
PCOM South Georgia

 

Why did PCOM open a four-year medical program in South Georgia?

According to Georgia Board for Physician Workforce statistics, there are about half as many physicians per capita in Georgia’s non metropolitan areas as compared to its cities. These same statistics indicate that the Southwest Georgia region has a critical need for physicians due to a low number of physicians in the area. PCOM leadership recognizes that educating medical students and training residents in rural Georgia increases the likelihood that these physicians will practice in the region. PCOM is continuing to work to be a part of the state’s solution for this area of need.

Why was Moultrie chosen as the site for this new medical program?

Building on the initial framework of the South Georgia Medical Education and Research Consortium and identifying multiple hospitals in the region, PCOM followed the recommendation of Sasaki Associates, Inc., an international consulting firm tasked with choosing the best location in the Southwest Georgia region for a new medical program. With its availability of clerkship opportunities for third- and fourth-year medical students, central location, affordable housing and convenience to student services and facilities, Moultrie was a sound choice.

What program does PCOM South Georgia offer?

PCOM South Georgia offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) program and welcomed its inaugural class of 55 students in August 2019.

Do residents of South Georgia receive special consideration in the admissions process?

Consistent with the College’s mission, PCOM looks forward to developing pipeline programs and actively recruiting and accepting qualified applicants from the South Georgia region. In addition, PCOM is seeking to establish partnerships with institutions of higher education in the region.

How do I apply for a job at PCOM Georgia?

Visit our employment opportunities page to view current openings and apply online.

Is PCOM South Georgia accredited?

PCOM is required to meet all accreditation standards set forth by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) regarding our Moultrie location. Visit our accreditation page for additional details.

Are there enough clinical rotations to accommodate PCOM South Georgia students?

Yes, there are enough clinical rotations as required by the accreditation process. PCOM has supplied the AOA COCA with the required documentation that indicates there are ample clinical training opportunities throughout Southwest Georgia and the surrounding areas for the students at both PCOM South Georgia and PCOM Georgia.

How can I stay updated about PCOM South Georgia news and events?

Visit pcom.edu for current PCOM South Georgia news and events or follow our PCOM South Georgia Facebook page.