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Medical Summer Camp for High School Students 
Register today for June 2021


March 2, 2021
PCOM South Georgia medical students discuss diseases and health care on a virtual call with Moultrie area high schoolers.
PCOM South Georgia med students vmentor Moultrie youth on healthcare careers during the virtual science summer academy.

PCOM South Georgia medical students will mentor Moultrie area high schoolers on the path to medical school and becoming healthcare professionals.


As part of its mission to increase physicians in underserved communities, PCOM South Georgia is set to host its annual Science and Math Summer Academy this June.

About PCOM South Georgia's medical summer camp

Throughout the two-week program, PCOM South Georgia students mentor students from Colquitt County High School and Cairo High School. Their aim is to make one thing clear: medical school is achievable.

“Our goal is for the students to see that their dreams are achievable,” said SMSA faculty lead, Stacie Fairley, PhD, assistant professor of microbiology and immunology. “Our team is passionate about showing them that no matter their socioeconomic background, they can join and be successful in the healthcare field if they have the educational prowess and perseverance.”

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The program is free of cost to attendees and hosted each summer. It sets out to encourage local high school students to enter the healthcare profession while receiving education right in their backyard. Program attendees have the opportunity to speak with Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students, staff and faculty members while receiving a crash course in medical school courses. In addition, area colleges and universities will host sessions that advise the young students on higher education finances and applications.

“If a student is interested in learning more about pursuing an education or profession in healthcare, this is the program for them,” Dr. Fairley said. “One exciting aspect of the program is the ‘My Path to Medicine.’ This is an opportunity for the participants to hear how our students and physicians achieved their goals and to set a plan in motion for themselves.”

Apply now for the June camp

Rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school students interested in the program are encouraged to submit an application to their guidance counselor or to contact the SMSA faculty leader, Stacie Fairley, PhD, by March 12. Dr. Fairley can be reached at staciefa@pcom.edu.

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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:
    Jordan Roberts
    Public Relations and Social Media Specialist
    Email: jordanro1@pcom.edu
    Office: 229-668-3198 | Cell: 229-873-2003

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