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Ten years ago, Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) welcomed its first class of 75 osteopathic medical students. Today, the campus celebrates this milestone with news about the tremendous positive impact the college has in Gwinnett County and throughout Georgia.
According to a study commissioned by Tripp Umbach, a national leader in independent economic analysis, the Georgia Campus directly and indirectly generated $107.7 million of economic impact for the state in 2014 alone. The report also noted that an additional 800 jobs are created or supported indirectly as a result of GA-PCOM’s operational, employee and student spending across Georgia.
With more than 7,000 student volunteer hours contributed last year, the college’s impact is felt in the community.
“Our students are focused, motivated and fully committed to service, as are our partners in this community and across Georgia,” Chief Campus Officer Bryan Ginn said. “Hundreds of practitioners who allow our students to work with them to gain clinical skills, along with hospitals and health systems which actively engage in teaching future healthcare providers, deserve our thanks.”
The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.
In its 10 years, GA-PCOM has conferred more than 900 doctorate and master’s degrees and more than 300 certificates, including 584 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degrees, 149 Doctor of Pharmacy degrees, 176 Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degrees and 14 Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership degrees. The college has also granted 340 certificates in Biomedical Sciences.