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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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