Office of the President
Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81
An alumnus of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Jay S. Feldstein, DO '81, has
served as the institution's eighth president and chief executive officer since July
Click the links below to view highlights of the major institutional strategic initiatives
achieved during the tenure of Dr. Feldstein. These initiatives were set forth in PCOM 2020: A Strategic Vision. Work on PCOM 2025 is presently underway.
Commitment to Racial and Cultural Diversity
Growth in Research
- From 2016-2017, the College received nearly $1 million in research awards for more than 30 projects.
- Thirty-four faculty members were supported by, and nearly 100 students were mentored
by, the Division of Research.
Success and Increased Philanthropic Support for the College
- The College saw a 29 percent increase in giving (2017) over the previous fiscal year
(2016), for a total of more than $4 million in commitments.
- There was 100 percent giving by trustees and executive leadership.
- There was a 50 percent increase in grant proposal success.
In 2016, PCOM launched a unique venture focused on investing in healthcare-related products and services focused on primary
care—the PCOM Primary Care Innovation Fund. Structured as a traditional venture capital fund to ultimately help grow the endowment
of PCOM, the $5 million fund is focused on making investments in the range of $250,000
Extending the College’s Physical Footprint
- In December 2017, PCOM received initial approval from the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation
to establish an additional location—PCOM South Georgia—in Moultrie, Colquitt County. Plans call for the building of a 75,000-square-foot
campus which will house the additional location’s inaugural class of 55 DO students.
This news was lauded “Story of the Year” according to the Moultrie Observer.
- The College continued physical expansion of both campuses, including an $8 million investment at GA-PCOM for a new building to include research and physical therapy education spaces.
- During the summer of 2016, the College invested more than $3 million into renovating GA-PCOM's Simulation Center to accommodate the campus' increase in student enrollment.
- Four research labs were renovated in Philadelphia.
Academic Program Expansion/Growth
Brand Awareness and Loyalty
In November 2015, PCOM began work to create and launch an integrated marketing and communications branding initiative to increase the College’s overall awareness and enrollment. Produced by the Office
of Marketing and Communications in conjunction with 160over90 and Seer Interactive,
the campaign (2016-2017) resulted in a 333 percent increase in search engine marketing
campaign conversions; a nearly 40 percent increase in admissions inquiries; some 2.7
million website unique pageviews; and more than 16.4 million social media impressions.