Dear Fellow PCOM Student,
Welcome to PCOM! I hope this letter finds you either taking advantage of the wide variety of resources found in our community, or eager to contribute to our family in your own special way. As students of higher education, it seems almost second nature for us to be curious about the origins from which something happens - it's the "why" that keeps us in pursuit of an answer. I am often asked, why is PCOM such a special place? In answering such a question, I wonder "why" do we walk from one building to the next and in passing, greet a person whom we don't formally know? "Why" do so many students sacrifice the little free time they have to organize fundraisers for charity, tutor another student, or reach out to our neighboring communities in a variety of different ways? "Why", year after year, do record breaking numbers of students apply to be a part of what we are so fortunate to have?
I have found that the answers to these questions are found at the very source to which they are directed! It's each, and every one, of "you" - and we are fortunate to have the type of faculty and administration that genuinely care about creating a welcoming environment conducive to our learning. Connected with their dedication to our success, it's our drive that pushes us forward as a community, it's our passion for excellence that gives our mission its purpose, and it's our love and respect for one another that makes us more than a college.
I wish you the best of luck in this new chapter of life and thank you for being such a special part of ours!
Very Truly Yours,
Michael G. Tecce, OMS-II
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Candidate '15
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Senate President, PCOM Student Government Association