Ultimately, the guiding priority of our College, from the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic,
has been to protect the health and safety of our faculty, staff, students and other
community members. This priority continues and will continue.
We are pleased to report that as of today, over 1,500 of our students and 500 of our
employees have been vaccinated against COVID-19. This demonstrated voluntary support
for vaccination across all three of our campuses demonstrates our understanding, as
health care professionals that broad immunization will help stop the current pandemic
generally and protect our PCOM community from COVID-19 specifically.
Widespread immunization as well as continuation of our other safety measures such
as masks, distancing, surveillance testing and #CampusClear will allow us to follow through on our plans to return to on-campus classes, events
and activities as soon as possible.
To help enable a safe return to campus for the fall semester, as of July 12, 2021,
all incoming and returning PCOM students will be required to be fully vaccinated for
This policy will also ensure our students will be prepared to meet the mandatory COVID-19
vaccination requirements of their experiential and clinical education rotation sites.
Students may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement for valid medical
or religious reasons by filling out and submitting an exemption request form that
will be available starting June 1 on myPCOM. Students who are granted such exceptions will be required to be tested for COVID-19
With the extra protection of widespread vaccination, our PCOM community will be able
to resume more activities and operations sooner, leading to a more engaged educational
and professional experience.
View details in the College's April 14 announcement and within myPCOM.