PCOM Aims to Invest in South GeorgiaMay 16, 2017
GA-PCOM Chief Campus Officer Bryan Ginn speaks at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the
Georgia Chamber of Commerce regional office in Tifton.
On Monday, May 15, Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM)
Chief Campus Officer Bryan Ginn spoke to a gathering of approximately 200 people at the ribbon-cutting ceremony and
reception for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce regional office recently opened in Tifton, Georgia. A transcript of Ginn’s remarks
regarding PCOM’s intent to invest in South Georgia, pending accreditation approval,
“As one with South Georgia roots, I am proud to represent Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine in sponsoring this historic ribbon-cutting today. PCOM, with
campuses in Philadelphia and Suwanee, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit institution
of higher education founded in 1899 and focused on education in medicine, health and
behavioral sciences. Like the Georgia Chamber, we view the South Georgia region as
economically diverse with a bright future, culturally rich in its wide range of people
and talent, and laser-focused on ensuring access to high-quality health care.
“Today, through our Suwanee campus, PCOM is proud to partner with multiple health
systems and health providers in extending medical and health sciences education to
this region and, we believe the time is right to do more.
“Last Friday, PCOM officials filed an application to the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation for approval to open a four-year teaching site in South Georgia. We believe this
action will create opportunities for Georgia residents and, ultimately, improve the
health of our fellow Georgians.
“Pending accreditation approval, PCOM intends to locate a state-of-the-art medical
campus in Moultrie, and is working to partner with colleges in South Georgia to recruit
outstanding graduates and with health systems in the region to train our medical students
who will potentially remain in the area to practice medicine. These students will
pursue a four-year program of study in osteopathic medicine in order to become fully
licensed to practice medicine.
“PCOM is proud to be a partner as we all seek to improve health, and we salute the
Georgia Chamber for its bold move in establishing a permanent presence in South Georgia—an
action PCOM intends to take in the days, weeks and months to come subject to our accreditors’
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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.
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