PCOM Receives Initial Approval for Moultrie CampusDecember 7, 2017
On December 5, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, received initial approval from its accrediting agency to establish an
additional location in Moultrie, Georgia. With this approval, the college will move
forward with the development of PCOM South Georgia, a four-year campus with an opening class of 55 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) students. Plans call for the new 75,000-square-foot institution to begin classes
in August of 2019.
Since 1899, PCOM, a nonprofit institution of higher education, has trained highly
competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice
a “whole person” approach to health care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM President and CEO Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, said, “This accomplishment is a credit to the commitment of the South Georgia Medical
Education and Research Consortium and all partners who have joined forces to bring
this idea to fruition. We’re confident PCOM South Georgia will have a positive impact
on health care in the South Georgia region.”
The consortium is a partnership of independent hospitals in South Georgia. It was
established in an effort to address healthcare access and physician planning through
the development of a medical education pipeline and graduate medical education programs.
PCOM received initial approval from the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) Commission
on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) for the Moultrie location and met the
criteria as outlined by the accrediting agency, including an assessment of support
for the college from the South Georgia region.
Dean and Chief Academic Officer H. William Craver III, DO, said, “We’re excited as we move forward in making significant investments in South
Georgia in capital infrastructure, pipeline programming and the educational scope
of the region. It is a pleasure to be working with physicians, healthcare facilities
and educational partners in South Georgia. I am truly appreciative of the assistance
of the consortium and its leadership, along with our founding anchor hospitals as
this initiative progresses.”
GA-PCOM, PCOM’s branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia, focuses on recruiting, educating, graduating
and retaining health professions students from Georgia and the surrounding states.
The Moultrie location will join with GA-PCOM in this focus. In addition, recognizing
the state’s critical need for physicians in the South Georgia region, PCOM South Georgia
will seek to recruit qualified students who wish to pursue a career in rural medicine.
To help accomplish this mission, PCOM is working to establish partnerships with colleges
in the South Georgia region.
You May Also Like:
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:
Public Relations and Social Media Specialist
Office: 229-668-3198 | Cell: 229-873-2003
Connect with PCOM South Georgia