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Study at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, also known as PCOM, is one of the oldest osteopathic medical schools located in Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Georgia. It was established on January 24, 1899 as Philadelphia College and Infirmary of Osteopathy (PCIO). It was renamed to its present name in 1967. PCOM offers graduate-level training and programs in diverse Course Topics.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine boasts an active student life. The campus hosts several student clubs and organizations. Some of the important organizations include American College of Osteopathic Family, Anesthesiology Club, Medical Students for Choice, and Internal Medicine Club. Many students of PCOM have gone on to become famous. Some of them include Lt. General Ronald R. Blanck, Surgeon General of the United States Army; Ira W. Drew, member of the 75th Congress; and John (Jack), team doctor for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Profile of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is located in Philadelphia, PA (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is known for its programs in medicine and therapy and Counselling.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Selectivity

The school does not offer open admission.

Faculty

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school had 2, 073 enrolled students in 2007.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to the education of students in medicine, health and behavioral sciences. 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. "

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Medicine305osteopathic medicine, medical preparatory
Therapy and Counselling81clinical psychology, Counselling psychology, school psychology
Medical Support and Technology55physician assistant
Security and Law Enforcement27forensic science
Business and Management23organizational behavior

Contact: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

4170 City Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19131

General Phone: (215) 871-6770

http://www.pcom.edu

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