The College fosters the growth of the osteopathic profession by training physicians through programs of study guided by osteopathic medical tradition, concept and practice. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to the advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth through teaching and research, and to the well-being of the community through leadership and service.
The College’s educational goals focus on presenting high-quality, comprehensive programs of study that embrace the following expectations of student learning:
• Students will demonstrate a central core of biomedical or behavioral science knowledge in their field of study including theory, foundations, clinical skills and applied clinical/practical applications as appropriate to the specific academic program.
• Students will demonstrate communication skills through clinical assessments, group discussion and/or written or oral presentation in their respective fields.
• Students will demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry by designing, conducting, presenting or interpreting research in their field of study as appropriate to their academic program.
• Students will identify, retrieve, understand, analyze, synthesize and apply information collected from various sources and in varied formats including those requiring skills in the use of information technology.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine boasts a 103-year history of training osteopathic physicians and other medical and clinical professionals. PCOM has trained more than 12,000 osteopathic physicians, and today there are more than 2,400 students studying at the Philadelphia and Georgia branch campuses.
Nearly 65 percent of PCOM DO graduates choose careers in primary care, and students in all of their programs are taught the osteopathic approach to medicine, a method of not just treating symptoms, but also caring for patients as a whole and helping them lead healthier lives. PCOM continues to be innovative in its teaching methods and offers graduate and doctoral programs relevant to today’s medical and scientific marketplaces.
PCOM’s academic offerings include the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, as well as graduate programs in biomedical sciences, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership, and clinical and school psychology. The Georgia Campus opened in 2005, and addresses needs specific to the southern United States including shortages of primary care physicians and other clinicians. In August 2010, PCOM began offering a doctor of pharmacy degree at the Georgia Campus responding to the growing need for pharmacists. In August 2011, the Organizational Development and Leadership program expanded to the Georgia Campus.
PCOM calls upon its rich tradition of excellence in education and leadership to train its students, and once accepted, you become part of the PCOM legacy. PCOM is challenging and the academic training is rigorous. Because PCOM challenges students to meet the highest goals, it pledges its full support in helping students reach those goals. PCOM is dedicated to providing each student with the resources to become a competent and caring professional.
For more information visit www.pcom.edu.