Sampson Named to Academic LeadershipMay 14, 2018
Michael J. Sampson, DO, FAOASM, has been named the associate dean and chief academic
officer for PCOM South Georgia, an additional location of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) that is under development in Moultrie, Georgia.
Dr. Sampson said, “It is my intention to carry on the strong doctor of osteopathic
medicine (DO) tradition of being champions of rural health by working with healthcare
institutions across the South Georgia region.” He plans to merge cutting edge simulation
technology with the DO philosophy of whole person treatment.
Currently Dr. Sampson serves as associate dean for clinical integration, clinical
education coordinator, director of the Simulation Center and as an associate professor of family/sports medicine at Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) in Suwanee, Georgia.
GA-PCOM Dean of Osteopathic Medicine and Chief Academic Officer H. William Craver III, DO, said, “The culmination of Dr. Sampson’s experience makes him a perfect fit for associate
dean and chief academic officer of PCOM South Georgia. He’s a solid educator, a consummate
student advocate and I’m confident he will bring a passionate and enthusiastic approach
to this inaugural role.”
Before joining GA-PCOM, Dr. Sampson served as a founding faculty and department chair
of family medicine at The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Blacksburg,
Virginia. He also served as associate professor of family/sports medicine at Lake
Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, Florida.
Dr. Sampson is a 1992 centennial graduate of the founding college of osteopathic medicine,
the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he earned a doctor of osteopathic
medicine (DO) degree. The institution is now known as Kirksville College of Osteopathic
Medicine at AT Still University of Health Sciences located in Kirksville, Missouri.
He completed a residency in family medicine at Garden City Hospital/Michigan State
University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Garden City, Michigan, where he served
as chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in sports medicine from Metro Health
Hospital/Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Grand Rapids,
A board member and executive committee member of the American Osteopathic Academy
of Sports Medicine, Dr. Sampson lectures nationally and internationally on sports
medicine topics. Dr. Sampson previously served as team physician for Virginia Tech
in Blacksburg, Virginia, Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia and as a ringside physician
for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
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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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