Students are accepted into the program as part of their original application to osteopathic medical school; hence acceptance to the DO and PhD components occurs simultaneously, with USciences approving the acceptance into the PhD Program. Non-acceptance to the Joint DO/PhD Program does not preclude a student from being accepted to the DO program only, through the normal PCOM admission process.
For Information regarding admission: http://www.pcom.edu/Admissions/admissions.html
Competitive Guidelines: MCAT total score of 30 or above
Undergraduate GPA of 3.20 or above
Application Dates 2012:
November 15, 2012: Applicants must file an application to the DO program through the
AACOMAS system at www.aacomas.aacom.org
December 15, 2012 Supplemental application and all materials must be received by PCOM.
January 15, 2013 USci Graduate application deadline
February 15, 2013 Final decisions made on candidates.
Stipends and Scholarships:
1. Each student in the Joint DO/PhD Program will receive a stipend of $20,000 per year for the three research years of the program (Years 3-5).
2. Upon completion of all requirements to earn the PhD, PCOM will waive the full tuition
for the final (two) clinical years to completion of medical study (Years 6 & 7).
3. Each student in the Joint DO/PhD Program will be allocated a research supply fund
during Years 3, 4 and 5. .
4. PCOM will also provide funds for professional association memberships and travel to