Event Marks Start of Regional EndeavorApril 20, 2018
On Thursday April 26 at 11 a.m., individuals and organizations from across the South
Georgia region will take part in an event to mark the beginning of construction for
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (PCOM’s) newest location—PCOM South Georgia.
The ceremony will be held at the facility’s planned home on 31 acres near the intersection
of Tallokas Road and Veteran’s Parkway. The 75,000-square-foot building will house
a four-year osteopathic medical program.
“We’re really thankful for the local support and the community support we’ve received
to date,” said PCOM President and CEO Dr. Jay Feldstein. “With that ongoing support, we’re really excited about how successful this program
can be, not only for the local community, but for the entire region of South Georgia.”
“Collaboration is key to the success of PCOM’s regional endeavor,” he added.
The participants in the groundbreaking event, according to PCOM officials, highlight
the collaborative nature of the project. Natalie Shell, a music student from Abraham
Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) in Tifton, will sing the national anthem. Laura
Calhoun, executive director of the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center
headquartered in Albany, coordinated an essay contest in conjunction with the groundbreaking. JB Crumbs,
a Thomasville caterer, will prepare refreshments and Dr. Nanci Scheetz, a faculty
member at Valdosta State University, will provide sign language interpretation. The Colquitt County
High School Marine Corps JROTC from Moultrie will present colors.
Scheduled speakers at the April 26 ceremony include Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle and
former State Representative Amy Carter of Valdosta. Carter, the recently appointed
Georgia deputy commissioner for rural development, will speak about health education
as an integral aspect of rural prosperity.
PCOM will also host an information session for prospective students on Thursday, April
26 at 4 p.m. at ABAC.
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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.
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