One of the nation’s most respected osteopathic medical schools, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine brings a long, proud tradition, spanning more than 110 years, of training osteopathic physicians. Just minutes from Center City Philadelphia, one of the country’s premier cities for medical education, you will study in a dynamic, highly supportive academic community. As a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) student, you will learn a holistic approach to health care – treating disease in the context of the whole person, considering the interrelationships of all body systems, as well as factors such as nutrition, environment and psychology. In your first and second years, you will pursue an integrated curriculum that introduces both basic and clinical sciences. The use of innovative patient simulators as well as standardized patient actors will provide you with experiential learning and proficiency modalities reflective of actual clinical procedure and practice. You will also spend four months in our Community Healthcare Centers, where you will be introduced to the realities of patient care in underserved communities. In your third and fourth years, you will hone your skills by working in some of the finest teaching hospitals in the greater Philadelphia area. You will be exposed to a broad scope of medical problems, gradually assuming more responsibility under the direction of experienced physicians. Through participation in rounds, lectures, conferences, morning reports and case presentations, you will develop skills in history taking, physical examination, differential diagnosis, and invasive and non-invasive procedures. Through it all, you will have the PCOM community behind you, supporting you in every way to becoming the competent, confident health professional you aspire to be.
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