Q. What can I do with this degree?
Preparation for professional school in:
Physician Assistant Studies
Biomedical Research and Development
Pharmaceutics (biomedical technologist, pharmaceutical sales representative, etc.)
Scientific Writing and Editing
PhD Programs in Science
Q. Where do students go?
Students are accepted as Master of Science degree candidates and move on to the second
year of the Biomedical Sciences program (ODL, Forensics, Research Concentrations)
or pusue admission to a DO, MD or PA program; dental school; podiatry school; optometry
school or law school. Others work in the pharmaceutical industry.
Q. What do people like most about the program?
The most common response to this question is "the faculty and staff, the level of
difficulty of the courses and the camaraderie of the fellow Biomedical Sciences students."
Q. What courses do we take in the first year?
Molecular Basis of Medicine
The Infectious Process
Q. When are the first-year courses scheduled?
Courses are scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Q. Can I work full time and still go to school?
A. Working full-time is not recommended. Think of going to school as your full-time
Q. How much time do you spend studying a week?
A. Students often underestimate how much time it takes to study. Many need to learn
new study skills and habits to succeed. Those who were most successful say that they
spend between four to eight hours a day studying.
Q. How can I get information on housing?
A. Please call the Student Affairs Office: 215-871-6870.
Q. How accessible are the faculty and staff?
A. Most PCOM faculty and staff have an open door policy.
Q. Are there opportunities to do research?
A. Yes. For more information, please visit the Philadelphia Chapter of Sigma Xi.
Many faculty at PCOM do research.
Q. What resources are available if I need academic help?
A. There are a number of resources available on campus for assistance including peer
mentoring, the Center for Brief Therapy and the Center for Academic Resources and Educational Services.