Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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PCOM: An Education Centered in Humanity

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Founded in 1899, one of the oldest colleges of osteopathic medicine

Small-college feel with large-university ambitions—just under 3,000 total students

“Local” feel—nearly 60% of students at PCOM are from Pennsylvania, and nearly 65% of students at PCOM Georgia are from Georgia.

In the top 5% of schools with the lowest student default rate, as 99% of federal loans are repaid

Approximately 83% of students receiving financial aid

Our Locations
PCOM (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 
GA-PCOM (Suwanee, Georgia)
PCOM South Georgia (Moultrie, Georgia)

• Recipient of the 2017 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award (third year in a row)
• Named a top 100 doctoral degree producer for minority 
• 7th among DO programs for total minority students

Find Your Path at PCOM Philadelphia
• Aging & Long-Term Care Administration (MS)
• Applied Behavior Analysis (Online Certificate)
• Biomedical Sciences (MS)
• Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
• Counseling & Clinical Health Psychology (MS)
• Educational Psychology (PhD)
• Forensic Medicine (MS, Pathway*)
• Mental Health Counseling (MS)
• Nonprofit Leadership & Population Health Management (MS)
• Organizational Development & Leadership (MS)
• Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
• Physician Assistant Studies (MS)
• Public Health Management & Administration (MS)
• School Psychology (EdS, MS, PsyD)

* Pathway program (offered 100% online for prep into MS program)

• Biomedical Sciences (MS)
• Organizational Development & Leadership (MS)
• Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
• Pharmacy (PharmD)
• Physical Therapy (DPT)
• Physician Assistant Studies (MS)

South Georgia
• Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

Over 100 years of academic excellence
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the nation’s most respected osteopathic medical schools. PCOM welcomes students who bring unique skills and experiences to contribute to our community of learning. Through rigorous academic programs and with the help of esteemed faculty, our students learn to ask the right questions, listen for answers, and solve problems using their hands and minds. PCOM students learn a whole-person approach to medicine that emphasizes total wellness—in body, mind, and spirit.

Where to find us
The College encompasses a main campus in Philadelphia that is home to 14 health-related graduate programs with a range of degree options from online certificates to doctorates. To address the growing need for medical professionals in the South, Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) (in Suwanee, Georgia) opened its doors in 2005, and PCOM South Georgia (in Moultrie, Georgia) is anticipated to open in August 2019.

Why osteopathic medicine?
Integral to all programs and campuses is the PCOM osteopathic practice of medicine—a whole-person approach to treating patients, not just addressing symptoms. 

Although PCOM is focused solidly on teaching, research and community outreach are important components of the institution’s mission. The College houses a Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging, developing collaborative research and encouraging students to actively engage in research opportunities. Additionally, PCOM has four affiliated Healthcare Centers that serve the medical needs of urban and rural Pennsylvanians and Georgians. 

How our students define us
What is the PCOM difference? Students will describe a tight-knit and collaborative community. PCOM campuses are recognized for their spirits of collegiality and camaraderie rather than competitiveness. The warm environment inspires a sense of community and works to advance academic and personal growth as well as professional and career development.

Students are encouraged to participate in community service and extracurricular activities. More than 60 chapter and national organizations, academic-interest groups, athletic teams, charitable groups, and clubs offer social activities and leadership opportunities. Those who embrace the College’s osteopathic philosophy are often drawn to service and actively participate in blood drives, fundraising events, medical mission trips, and free health screenings in the community.

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10 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Biomedical Science                
Clinical Psychology                
Counseling Psychology PhD                
Osteopathic Medicine                
Physician Assistant                
School Psychology            


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Student Body

1,762 students

1,762 full-time

0 part-time




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Housing Offered? no


Admissions Office
P: 215-871-6700
F: 215-871-6719
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