Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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Over 100 years of academic excellence

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PCOM at a Glance

• Founded in 1899, one of the oldest colleges of osteopathic medicine
• Small-college feel with large-university ambitions; just under 3,000 total students
• PCOM has trained over 21,000 highly-competent osteopathic physicians, health practioners, and behavioral scientists 

Find your path at PCOM

• Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
• Biomedical Sciences (MS, Cert.)
• Physician Assistant Studies (MS)
• Forensic Medicine (MS)
• Clinical Psychology (PsyD)
• Mental Health Counseling (MS)
• Educational Psychology (PhD)
• School Psychology (PsyD, EdS)
• Applied Positive Psychology (MS)
• Applied Behavior Analysis (MS, Cert.)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Cert.)
• Professional Counseling (Cert.)
• Organizational Development & Leadership (MS, Cert.)
• Public Health Management and Administration (MS, Cert.)
• Non Profit Leadership and Population Health Management (MS, Cert.) 

• Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
• Pharmacy (PharmD)
• Physical Therapy (DPT)
• Physician Assistant Studies (MS)
• Biomedical Sciences (MS, Cert.)
• Medical Laboratory Science (MS) 

South Georgia
• Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
• Biomedical Sciences (MS, Cert.)

Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) 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 a variety of 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, PCOM Georgia (Suwanee, Georgia) opened its doors in 2005, and PCOM South Georgia (Moultrie, Georgia) opened in August 2019 to welcome its inaugural class of DO students.

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 affiliated Healthcare Centers that serve the medical needs of urban and rural Pennsylvanians.

How our students define us
What is the PCOM difference? When asked, students 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 throughout the community. 

• Recipient of the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award (seventh year in a row)
• Named a top 100 doctoral degree producer for minority students

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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 & Mental Health Counseling                
Clinical Psychology                
Community Health                
Educational Psychology                
Forensic Science                
Organizational Studies & Leadership                
Osteopathic Medicine                
Physician Assistant                
School Psychology                


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Student Body

1,743 students

1,615 full-time

127 part-time




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