Tony Sciuva (DO ‘24) Named PCOM South Georgia Student DO of the Year
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Tony Sciuva (DO ‘24) 
PCOM South Georgia Student DO of the Year


January 19, 2023

Tony Sciuva (DO ‘24) professional headshotThe 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 professionalism.

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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