Faculty Focus October 18, 2021
Rasheed Agboola, MD
Rasheed Agboola, MD, has been teaching medical students for nearly two decades. The associate professor
of pathology recently joined PCOM South Georgia to teach biomedical sciences and osteopathic medical students.
Of that time in education, Dr. Agboola said, “The use of teaching as a tool of imparting
knowledge and making a positive impact in student lives fuels my passion for teaching.
My favorite thing about teaching is the opportunity to ignite spark in students' learning.”
During his 20 years of teaching, Dr. Agboola has spent much of his time in St. Lucia
where he taught pathology to medical students. Over the course of his career, he has
also served as the Dean of Student Affairs, Chair of Disaster Management Committee,
Chair of Scholarship and Academic Award Committee, Chair of Disciplinary and Grievance
Committee, Co-chair Admissions Committee and the Co-chair Promotions Committee.
“I work to break barriers between medical courses and encourage cross-functional application
of concepts into the other medical sciences,” he said. “I always strive to foster
critical thinking and problem-solving skills as I expect my students to become self-directed
learners by learning to understand not only the facts presented in the lectures, but
also enhance their curiosity in asking questions related to the concepts that are
being taught in the class.”
Referring to his transition from St. Lucia to Moultrie, Georgia, he said “I joined PCOM South Georgia to become part of the committed team that helps
provide a supportive and nurturing environment for the students. I’m excited to add
my skills and experience to further strengthen the high-quality experience that the
PCOM South Georgia offers its students.”
Dr. Agboola received his medical degree from the Ahmadu Bello University College of
Medicine and completed a medical internship at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital
in Nigeria. He said his motivating factors for studying medicine were, “the admiration
and respect for medical doctors, and the sense of selflessness attached to the medical
Jennifer Shaw, PhD, Chair of Biomedical Sciences, said Dr. Agboola brings a wealth of expertise to the
PCOM South Georgia team.
“When Dr. Agboola joined us as an associate professor of pathology, he hit the ground
running. He delivered lectures on his second day at PCOM South Georgia! And within
a month, he began serving on committees and contributing to the overall positivity
in our department. We are fortunate to have Dr. Agboola on board to share his expertise
with our students and faculty,” said Dr. Jennifer Shaw.
Dr. Agboola also holds a master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization
in Clinical Research Management and completed a Postgraduate Teaching & Research fellowship
in Pathology from the St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada. Additionally,
he holds a Master of Science in Stem Cells and Regeneration from the University of
Bristol in the United Kingdom.
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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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