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D.O. Degree Programs

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine offers the following degree programs:
Philadelphia Campus only unless specified

DO/MS in Biomedical Sciences – Neuromusculoskeletal Science Concentration (NMS)

Students may choose to complete a five-year program that provides a foundation of advanced instruction in neuromusculoskeletal sciences and its underlying evidence-base. The program focuses on the philosophy and art of osteopathic medicine; the art of clinical patient observation, palpatory diagnosis and treatment; osteopathic principles and physiologic motions (regional and inter-segmental) in evaluation and diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders. The course of study includes instruction in research design and statistics, and completion of a master’s thesis in neuromusculoskeletal science. Completion of the program provides the student with the competencies to apply advanced neuromusculoskeletal concepts in the clinical practice setting, teach and/or conduct original research in neuromusculoskeletal medicine.

DO/MA in Healthcare Ethics Program

Osteopathic medical students may obtain a Master of Arts in Healthcare Ethics from St. Joseph’s University while completing the DO program at PCOM by concurrently completing a five-year course of study for the DO degree and a two-year program for the MA. This degree combination augments the medical curriculum by enabling PCOM medical graduates to better understand and address the ethical, cultural, and philosophical issues that influence health care and professional practice. Required healthcare ethics courses are scheduled in the evening, weekend, summer session or online to accommodate the half-time day medical curriculum of the participating students.



For further information about Osteopathic Medicine, please see:
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

American Osteopathic Association

American Osteopathic Association's DO-Online

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
Last Updated: 12/12/14