Construction of the 75,000 square foot PCOM South Georgia facility has been underway
since May with JCI Contractors of Moultrie serving as the general contractor. According to Frank Windle, PCOM chief facilities officer, more than 90 percent of the sub-contractors working on the project are local to
The construction company recently released the latest sub-contractor list under contract.
Georgia firms located in Albany, Atlanta, Cordele, Macon, Moultrie, Valdosta and Waycross
have been hired for the project. In addition, a Dothan, Alabama, company, and Green
Cove Springs and Tallahassee, Florida, sub-contractors have been signed.
According to Lyndy Jones, president of JCI Contractors, “Construction of PCOM South
Georgia is well underway. Despite the unusually wet summer, most earthwork and foundations
have been completed.“ He added, “We are excited to have made the first of four slab
pours and look forward to beginning steel erection by mid-October. I know everyone
will be interested to see the building start coming out of the ground. JCI is proud
to be constructing this state-of-the-art campus in our hometown.”
In the meantime, Michael J. Sampson, DO, FAOASM, has been named the chief academic officer and associate dean, while Joanne Jones, a 33-year veteran of PCOM, is serving as the campus officer. Marla Golden, DO, FAOCP, has been named the full-time director of clinical education, covering both the South
Georgia region and the Jacksonville, Florida, areas. An assistant director of admissions
will start work November 1, while an admissions assistant will soon be hired.
Teaching faculty are interviewing for positions. Subject matter experts in biochemistry,
cellular, genetics, immunology, microbiology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, pathology,
pharmacology and physiology will soon be employed.
Admissions representatives are making visits across the region with presentations
at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia Southern University in
Statesboro and Savannah, and Valdosta State University and Wiregrass Technical College,
both in Valdosta. The admissions office has received almost 4,000 applications for the inaugural 55-member student body.
Interviews have begun and are taking place at Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) in Suwanee. Temporary office space has been secured and is located at 9 Hospital
Park Drive in Moultrie.
Accreditation for the additional location, under the purview of the American Osteopathic Association’s
(AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), is progressing for the
Moultrie location with a site visit planned for February 13-15, 2019.
All in all, the project is moving full speed ahead so that the class of 2023 will
be off to a smooth start on August 12, 2019.
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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