PCOM South Georgia students in the doctor of osteopathic medicine program and the master of biomedical sciences program held a memorial service to recognize the selfless contributions made by those who donated their bodies to science.
New UCLA-led research suggests that patient mortality rates, readmissions, length of stay, and health care spending were virtually identical for elderly hospitalized patients who were treated by physicians with Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degrees.
An observational study of more than 329,000 Medicare admissions found that older persons receiving hospital care from an allopathic (M.D.) or an osteopathic (D.O.) physician experience similar quality and cost of care. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Philadelphia College of Medicine alumnus Robert Lloyd, DO ’91, is the new interim dean of PCOM South Georgia. In addition to being a dedicated physician and educator – and as PCOM South Georgia’s current chair of clinical education – he brings valuable perspective to the role.