PCOM South Georgia Groundbreaking Set for April 26February 21, 2018
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,
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
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.
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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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Office: 229-668-3198 | Cell: 229-873-2003
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