Tony Sciuva (DO ‘24) January 19, 2023
PCOM South Georgia Student DO of the Year
The PCOM South Georgia community has selected Tony Sciuva (DO ‘24) as the College’s Student Doctor of Osteopathic
Medicine of the Year.
The annual award is sponsored by the Osteopathic Student Government Presidents of
the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. It honors and recognizes
an osteopathic medical student who is committed to the principles of leadership, community service, dedication and
Currently in his third year of medical school, Sciuva, who was nominated by his peers
for the award, serves as an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Scholar (OMM) Fellow
at PCOM South Georgia.
He completed his undergraduate degree in systems engineering at the United States
Military Academy at West Point then completed a graduate degree in healthcare administration
from Purdue University Global.
Sciuva attends PCOM South Georgia along with his wife, Destiny Sciuva (DO ‘25). He
said, “My family is so dearly important to me and that means all of them—my school,
staff, faculty, students and community are my family.”
Over the last few years, Sciuva has held numerous leadership positions at PCOM South
Georgia including Student Government Association president, Doctor of Osteopathic
Medicine Council president and national chair for the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents.
He has also served as the president of the College’s Student Osteopathic Medical Association,
president of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons Medical Student Section
and a PCOM South Georgia admissions ambassador.
“Throughout all of these positions I have tried to emulate the qualities and passion
of the leader I have always wanted to be,” Sciuva said. “I strived to find ways to
empower our students by creating multiple new positions within student organizations,
streamline processes to increase efficiency in communication and execution and even
built relationships with school and community teams to enhance the student experience.”
Phil Goerlitz-Miller, DO, OMM scholar director, works closely with Sciuva. He said, “Student Doctor Sciuva’s
eagerness to jump in and assist wherever he can and take on additional responsibilities
is outstanding. He is an inquisitive learner with an open mind to outside ideas while
maintaining confidence in his own abilities and knowledge. It is truly a delight to
have him as a member of our team.”
Sciuva said receiving this recognition is like the proverbial head nod from a coach
when the game is on the line.
“Someone is placing their trust in you for recognition of the skills, attitude, work
ethic, and resilience to always place the interest of the team ahead of your own,”
he said. “A person looks to their left and right and asks who would be the person
that I think represents our institution in all actions and words and carries the spirit
of our school in those regards.”
He continued, “The staff and faculty on the South Georgia campus work hard to create
a culture that exudes care, kindness and compassion for learners from all walks of
life—so much so that it is one of the main reasons why I ended up here. When a student
steps on campus at PCOM South Georgia, they are not just a student, they are family
and are welcomed with open arms.”
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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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