Frequently Asked Questions | PCOM South Georgia in Moultrie
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Frequently Asked Questions 
PCOM South Georgia

Learn more about PCOM South Georgia by viewing answers to commonly asked questions.

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 academic programs does PCOM South Georgia offer?

PCOM South Georgia offers programs in osteopathic medicine (DO) and biomedical sciences (MS, accelerated MS and certificate of graduate study).

Can I complete my undergraduate degree while pursuing my medical degree?

PCOM South Georgia partners with Georgia Southern University, Valdosta State University and Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College to provide students the opportunity to complete medical school a year early through articulation agreements.

Articulation agreements provide opportunities for qualified students to begin their professional education at an accelerated rate. Qualified students can attend their institution through their junior year, then transfer to PCOM South Georgia's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program and take medical school courses a year early. For each academic program and successful completion of four years of medical education at PCOM South Georgia, students receive their undergraduate degree as well as their DO degree.

The agreement also provides the opportunity for students with a four-year degree in basic sciences to receive special consideration for the DO program after graduating from their institution. Up to three students per year from the undergraduate institutions will be considered for admission into PCOM South Georgia’s DO program.

How do I apply for a job at PCOM South 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. View our accreditation information 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 does PCOM South Georgia promote equity and inclusion?

The PCOM Office of Diversity and Community Relations provides vision, leadership and management to advance the College's goals to support a culture of inquiry, pluralism and respect among students, faculty and staff. The office partners with student groups, academic programs and administrative departments at each location to encourage an environment of diversity and inclusion.

Our office is committed to promoting programs and initiatives that improve the quality of life in underserved communities. In addition, we help students and clubs organize volunteers opportunities with campus and community events.

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