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Academic Support Specialist

Academic Support Specialist

At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Academic Support Specialist position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.


The GA Campus-Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Suwanee, GA is currently hiring for a full- time Academic Support Specialist. The Academic Support Specialist will work with faculty and students in order to maximize educational outcomes for our professional school’s students.


Work with college administration to identify underperforming students to develop and
implement strategies which lead to academic success.
Facilitate workshops for students on developing effective study and learning strategies.
Provide individual assessment and counseling to identify individual learning patterns.
Assist students with the development and implementation of strategies for preparing for
Professional Healthcare Board and Licensing Exams.
Design and implement programs using student tutors/ peer facilitators to support learning
Develop and deliver programs to advance performance in test taking, note taking and study strategies


Masters required, doctorate preferred.


Prior experience working with students in science or health related field.
Background in Education, Educational Psychology and experience working in Post Graduate
Biological Science or similar programs.
Experience implementing programs that incorporate learning theories and adult
developmental theories.
Prior experience in a university setting, working with graduate and/or professional students, managing a tutoring program.
Preference will be given to candidates with familiarity with medical / Pharmacy school curricula and standardized exams of the type given by the NBOME and other licensing agencies.
The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of learning disabilities and provisions of
reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Enthusiasm for learning and achievement
Excellent interpersonal skills, including oral and written communication skills
Ability to multi-task and work effectively in a fast paced environment
Experience using Microsoft Office products
Conceptual, analytical and organizational skills
Innovative and solution-oriented approach
Ability to develop and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with various
constituency groups
Familiarity with FERPA and applicable laws and regulations regarding student record,
Confidentiality, and student’s rights and responsibilities.
Experience with and enthusiasm for working with a diverse student, staff and faculty
population within a university setting.

Salary Range: $61,682 - $83,325

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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