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GA-PCOM Hosts National Forum for High Schoolers Interested in Medicine

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Fifty-two students recently participated in a National Youth Leadership Forum (NYLF) on Medicine at Georgia Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM).

This national program offers high school juniors and seniors who have specifically expressed an interest in medicine, to delve deeper into career choices within the field, to explore their feelings and to ask questions during their 10 day stay in the Atlanta area. NYLF programs are held in 18 cities throughout the United States.

The NYLF mission is to bring various professions to life, empowering outstanding young people to make well-informed career choices. Forums are offered in a variety of topics and career fields, including law, medicine, collegiate success and national security.

High-achieving high school students are nominated to attend NYLF programs by educators, organization advisors, alumni, participating institutions or through classroom surveys. Students may also be admitted through an application process provided they meet the academic requirements. NYLF scholars all demonstrate strong academic abilities, leadership and an interest in the career field being studied.

GA-PCOM is hosting a second group of NYLF scholars on June 28. The program is organized on GA-PCOM”s campus by Paula Gregory, DO, interim chair of clinical education.

About GA-PCOM
Georgia Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is a private, not-for-profit branch campus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, an osteopathic medical school built on an over one-hundred-year tradition of educational excellence. GA-PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, a doctor of pharmacy degree and both a certificate and master”s degree in biomedical science. Doctors of osteopathic medicine take a “whole person” approach to healthcare, treating patients, not just symptoms.” For more information, visit www.pcom.edu.