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 email@example.com.
In 2019, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), a premier osteopathic
medical school with a storied 125-year history, 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. PCOM is a private, not-for-profit
institution that 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 region. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 229-668-3110.
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