A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction for PCOM South Georgia, an additional location of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), is planned for Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the 2100 block of Tallokas Road near the intersection of Veterans Parkway in Moultrie, Georgia.
A four-year osteopathic medical program, which will train college graduates to become physicians, will be offered at the new 75,000-square-foot facility with 55 medical students beginning classes in August of 2019.
As part of the celebration, an essay contest in conjunction with the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center is underway. Both high school and college students are invited to respond to the question, “How can your generation work together to help shape the future of health in South Georgia?” Scholarships in the amount of $500 each will be given to one high school and one college student. Essay contest winners will be announced during groundbreaking festivities.
PCOM’s admissions department will begin offering information sessions in the region to inform prospective students and college pre-health advisors about PCOM South Georgia. Session dates will be posted on pcom.edu as they are planned.
On December 5, 2017, PCOM received initial approval from the American Osteopathic Association Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation to establish an additional location in South Georgia. Final approval to begin operations will be granted following a visit to the new facility early in 2019. The aim of the osteopathic medical program is to educate students from the region who are committed to serving the health needs of their communities.
PCOM South Georgia is a private, not-for-profit four-year additional location of the fully accredited Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a multi-program institution of educational excellence founded in 1899. Located in Moultrie, Georgia, PCOM South Georgia is being developed to help meet the healthcare needs of the South Georgia region. Initial accreditation has been received from the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. With a planned opening date of August 2019, PCOM South Georgia will offer the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) degree to 55 initial medical students. For more information, visit www.pcom.edu or call 229-798-4710.
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