Sisters, Brothers in Medicine Hold Workshop for Local YouthSeptember 18, 2023
At PCOM South Georgia, Sisters in Medicine and Brothers in Medicine are now reaching
out to help encourage the next generation to begin preparing now for careers in healthcare
through a partnership with Junior Sisters & Brothers in Medicine.
The groups held their first joint event, a teen vital signs workshop, on PCOM South Georgia's campus on August 26, 2023. Junior Brothers and Sisters in Medicine is part of the organization
Teens Have Visions 2. PCOM students taught workshop participants how to take vital
signs, one of the basic skills for any health care provider. Student doctors also
explained why taking vital signs is essential, the importance of maintaining a healthy
diet and other topics.
“As a strong supporter of preventative medicine, I was driven to participate in this
workshop event in order to share knowledge about the basic vitals that affect so many
people,” said Britany Dyer (DO '26). “I loved the opportunity to teach young and interested
youths about the importance and the meaning of blood pressure, heart rate, etc. This
knowledge will not only allow them to practice good self-care techniques now, but
also to impart it to family and friends so that they can improve their health.”
Members of Junior Sisters & Brothers in Medicine are from Colquitt, Brooks and Thomas
counties. They range in age from 9 to 21.
“I participated in this event in hopes of allowing youth an opportunity to learn about
the negative effects of certain health conditions while also seeing how specific medical
techniques can be applied,” said “Tiffany Pittman (DO '26). “Oftentimes, without acquired
knowledge, we are unaware of how our blood pressure or heart rate can play a role
in our daily lives. However, it's important that we do. That way can start monitoring
as early as possible in hopes of preventing/addressing health concerns that may occur
in the future.”
PCOM South Georgia's Sisters in Medicine and Brothers in Medicine are planning additional
events to continue their partnership with Junior Sisters & Brothers in Medicine.
For more information about the Junior club, contact Teens Have Visions 2 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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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