For more than a century, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) physicians have practiced
a holistic approach to health care. They know that the mind plays a crucial role in
the body’s capacity to heal, that treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms
is essential, that treatments such as osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) aid
the body's natural healing process, and that physicians should work in partnership
with patients for the best outcomes.
A premier osteopathic medical school, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
boasts a history that spans more than 110 years and a rich tradition of training and
placing DOs in primary and specialty care. Among its alumni that number more than
12,000, are board-certified specialists, academic leaders and educators, and recognized
researchers and practitioners. These osteopathic physicians contribute to the health
and health policy of communities throughout the nation-including those in disadvantaged
rural areas and in regions especially impacted by primary care physician shortages.
As an academic institution, the College was among the earliest to adopt innovative
high-fidelity patient simulators as well as standardized patient actors, providing
students with experiential learning and proficiency modalities reflective of actual
clinical procedure and practice. Sponsored research projects promote opportunities
for collaborative research. And a commitment to community service is evident in College-
and student-sponsored outreach programs as well as training at the College's five
Healthcare Centers that primarily benefit urban Philadelphia locales.
All instruction-didactic and clinical-is delivered by expert and accomplished faculty.
Program curriculum includes clerkship participation at over 30 of the finest teaching
hospitals in the greater Philadelphia area.
In addition to the DO degree, PCOM offers several joint degree options; choose them
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Hear more about PCOM's DO program from Ben Whitfield.
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