In the age of COVID-19, many PCOM students have had sudden lifestyle adjustments. For example, students' planned living arrangements have been disrupted, some resulting in reduced income sources, which affects the acquisition of basic necessities such as food, a stable Internet source, housing, and transportation. These disruptions contribute to heightened stress levels that ultimately affect students' learning. To help soften the pandemics blow in a small way, the Library proposes to pilot acquire and manage 11 pilot mobile hotspots, offering stable wireless Internet connectivity to financially disadvantaged students. For example, of the incoming class of osteopathic medicine, 77% are from Georgia and 11% of the class are from under represented populations. Note: Our partners distribute the hotspots only in packages of 11.

Project Details

Organization Name

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Georgia Campus

Organization Type
Academic institution
Project Lead

PJ Grier

Start Date
September 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional
Student, College & Post-grad
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations