Development of new treatments, training future research leaders—in-depth research
needs qualified doctors to create and conduct human investigations. A Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Clinical Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree allows
an osteopathic physician in a PCOM MEDNet residency program to perform an independent
investigation during this post-graduate medical training. By doing so, candidates
add depth to their training which will prove advantageous not only to future patients,
but also when applying for staff positions, especially those in academic medicine.
Through the development of innovative approaches employing osteopathic and/or pharmacologic
(or other) procedures, patient care can be advanced. With these skills, successful
candidates then contribute to the overall body of medical knowledge and provide healthcare
benefits to the general public in ways other than, yet highly complementary to, direct
Each candidate learns directly how to create and conduct a pilot clinical investigation.
A proposal is to be submitted during the first year of residency with all work on
the research project completed by midpoint of the final year of the program.
Learn more about this postgraduate medical research program.