The first year of the program emphasizes biomedical concepts. The curriculum is beneficial for
college graduates who are preparing for application to medical and other health professions
degree programs, but who may not currently meet the competitive requirements. The
courses are not designed to substitute for undergraduate premedical requirements.
All course work is at the graduate level and instruction is by the medical faculty
of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Courses are held in the evening
session three nights per week.
Courses are similar in subject area to the courses in the osteopathic medical program,
but students benefit from instruction as a separate class. The foundation courses
provide a strong base of biomedical lecture and laboratory work in a full-time evening
schedule, specially designed to accommodate the non-traditional student. It should
be noted that many criteria play a role in the admissions process to professional
schools. While the Biomedical Sciences Program provides an opportunity for the student
to demonstrate academic capability, it does not assure admission to a professional
A post-baccalaureate certificate of graduate study is awarded for successful completion
of all foundation courses. The certificate is awarded in recognition of progress
toward the 2-year master's degree, and all students who meet academic requirements
may continue to complete the master's degree in a concentration track.