Doctor of

Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia Campus

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.

career options

  • PCOM DO graduates are accepted into a variety of residencies – both osteopathic and allopathic. Fifty-five percent choose one of the primary care specialties including general practice, general internal medicine, OB/GYN and pediatrics.
  • Recent graduates also enter residency specialties that include: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurological surgery, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology & facial plastic surgery, pathology, physical medicine & rehab, psychiatry, radiology-diagnostic, urological surgery, urology and more.

program highlights

  • Our osteopathic curriculum involves four years of academic study, with an emphasis on preventive medicine and holistic patient care, leading to the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO).
  • Many DOs complete a residency program in a specialty area, which typically requires two to six years of additional training.
  • DOs receive extra training in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) – using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury.
  • Course sections within the DO program are kept small and highly personalized, presenting plenty of opportunities for discussion and developing relationships with faculty.
  • As practicing clinicians and scientists, PCOM faculty are actively engaged in research, and thus bring a cutting-edge perspective to their classroom teaching.

Accreditation

The doctor of osteopathic medicine programs at PCOM are accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic
College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association.

The Osteopathic Medicine (DO) — PA is offered on our Philadelphia campus.

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The Osteopathic Medicine (DO) — PA program is offered on:
Philadelphia Campus

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For more information on the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program, contact the Office of Admissions at:
Phone: 1-800-999-6998
Email: admissions@pcom.edu

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