PGCC Among Institutions to Partner with GW on
Health Careers Initiative
LARGO, Md. (March 14, 2019) – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) is proud to
announce that it has been named a partner institution on the George Washington
(GW) University School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Health Careers
Opportunity Program (HCOP).
“Prince George's Community College is an important collaborator on
the Health Careers Opportunity Program because of its proximity to underserved
areas and track record of success in recruitment and retention of disadvantaged
students," said Dr. Reamer L. Bushardt, PharmD, PA-C, DFAAPA, professor
and senior associate dean for Health Sciences at the GW School of Medicine and
program, which is funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration
Bureau of Health Workforce grant totaling more than $3.1 million, offers
scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000 to students who are interested in
pursuing health careers.
scholarship not only helps students who face educational and economic
disadvantages in their pursuit of quality healthcare training and education, it
also addresses health inequities related to accessibility, disparities in
chronic illnesses, provider shortages, and the lack of diversity in the health
said, "Providing pathways for underrepresented
and disadvantaged individuals to pursue coursework, training and degrees within
healthcare fields is a key strategy to enhance diversity and grow the healthcare
workforce to address significant regional and national workforce shortages and
access gaps. Enhancing diversity among the healthcare workforce will favorably
impact health inequities in our region."
more about HCOP and eligibility requirements by visiting http://smhs.gwu.edu/hcop.
About Prince George’s Community College
Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance
designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security
(2015-2020), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality
education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of
Prince George’s County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to
more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their
skillsets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages,
backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 40,000 individuals annually, the college
is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George’s
County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree and training programs,
and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education
and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the college
website at www.pgcc.edu. Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the
Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia,
PA 19104; (267-284-5000); www.msche.org.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional
accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the
Council on Higher Education Accreditation.