If your passion is the life sciences, particularly its practical application in health
care or in research, a foundation in biomedical sciences offers a wide career path.
Scientists in the biomedical field are frontrunners in today's sophisticated and increasingly
skilled medical and research arenas. They conduct research in labs and hospitals supporting
the work of medical staff and clinicians. They also work in forensics, public health
and in the bioscience educational, legal or management sectors. With a solid foundation
in biomedical sciences, graduates can also continue their education and pursue careers
as physicians, physician assistants, public health professionals, pharmacists, dentists,
veterinarians, optometrists and other health specialists.
The Biomedical Sciences curriculum offers interdisciplinary coursework with a strong
emphasis on human medicine and clinical applications. PCOM faculty members are dedicated
professionals and a medical school environment offers a rich and inspired learning
Creating and discovering new scientific applications and solving medical and forensic mysteries is profound and the prospects are endless. Learn more about
our program offerings below.
Hear more about PCOM's Biomedical Sciences program from Richard Francesco.
Foundation Year – The foundational courses of the program’s first year provide a broad content base
in the biomedical sciences with an emphasis on human medicine and clinical applications.
The integrated curriculum of lecture and laboratory work prepares students to pursue
the Master of Science degree, continue their education in medical school or other
health-related professions programs, or enter a career. All course work is at the
graduate level, and instruction is by the expert medical faculty of Philadelphia College
of Osteopathic Medicine. Students enter as MS degree candidates and upon completion
of the first year of study may progress to one of the several second-year degree concentrations
described below, or elect to receive a certificate of graduate study.
MS in Biomedical Sciences with concentration in Biomedical Research – Earning a Master of Science Degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Concentration
in Biomedical Research provides students with skills in scientific method, research
design, methodology, writing and presentation that can be used in industry, clinical
environments and teaching. In addition, some students consider this concentration
as preparation for a future professional or doctoral program application. Those in
the research concentration conduct original research supervised by a PCOM faculty
member whom they choose as an advisor.
MS in Biomedical Sciences with Concentration in Forensic Biology – Individuals electing to earn their Master of Science Degree with a Concentration
in Forensic Biology will gain an understanding of the analytical tools used in forensics.
Graduates find opportunities in investigation and examination positions in a variety
of industries. The forensics concentration offers foundation in the theory, concepts
and principles of forensic medicine, the medico-legal and technical aspects of death
scene investigations and clinical pathology skills.
MS in Biomedical Sciences with Concentration in Organizational Leadership in the Biosciences – A Concentration in Organizational Leadership in the Biosciences opens doors to
management and leadership opportunities within major corporations, hospitals or medical
facilities. With additional courses in organizational development and leadership,
behavioral interviewing and team dynamics, and small and large system diagnosis and
change theory, students gain the necessary skills to improve organizational and human
effectiveness and become strong leaders.