Brothers and Sisters Orgs Educate Local CommunitiesApril 24, 2023
Two organizations consisting of students from PCOM South Georgia emerged in recent months both with the same goal – connecting the College with the
community by educating community members about health concerns.
“We want to educate our community members about health concerns and how to better
take care of themselves,” Anthony Dove (DO '25) said. “If we meet community members
where they are, we hope that we can encourage them to see a physician if needed.”
Dove leads Brothers in Medicine, a group of African-American male students with the
goal of increasing awareness, education and research about social health issues affecting
the Black community, especially in rural areas.
Recently the students traveled to a barbershop in Moultrie to host free health screenings.
Dove said the students see it as an opportunity to introduce themselves to their community
and establish trust between medical professionals and community members.
At the same time, Sisters in Medicine, a group of African-American female students,
has a similar mission for reaching women in the local Black community.
In February Sisters in Medicine held a “Self-care Session” for PCOM South Georgia
students to help them prepare for upcoming challenges while still taking care of themselves.
The event's keynote speaker was Harriett Crockett-Woods, DO, a pediatric urgent care
physician with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Crockett-Woods shared her journey
with the osteopathic medicine students and encouraged them not to give up when faced with adversity.
In mid April, the group hosted an online panel discussing issues about Black maternal
health, mortality and equity in collaboration with the Office of Diversity and Community Relations. This spring, Sisters in Medicine began a collaboration with counselors at C.A. Gray
Junior High School in Moultrie to mentor students at the school. The Sisters hope
to continue the mentoring program into the next academic year.
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About PCOM South Georgia
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) extended its commitment to the
Southeast by establishing PCOM South Georgia, an additional teaching location in Moultrie, Georgia. PCOM South Georgia offers both
a full, four-year medical program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
degree and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree. PCOM is a private, not-for-profit
institution which trains professionals in the health and behavioral sciences fields.
Joining PCOM Georgia in Suwanee in helping to meet the healthcare needs of the state,
PCOM South Georgia focuses on educating physicians for the South Georgia region. The
medical campus, which welcomed its inaugural class of medical students in August 2019,
has received accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission
on Osteopathic College Accreditation. For more information, visit pcom.edu/southgeorgia or call 229-668-3110.
For more information, contact:
Cindy B. Montgomery
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Office: 229-668-3198 | Cell: 229-873-2003
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