Georgia Campus - PCOM was chartered in 2005, and is committed to educating community
responsive, medical professionals prepared to practice in the 21st century. Supported
by the latest in medical and educational technology, the school emphasizes the importance
of supporting the needs of the residents in the southern region. We are excited that
our new Pharm D program at Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
(PCOM) is focused to train students to service the southeast region of the United
States and will be joining an established community of students, faculty and staff
in Suwanee, Georgia.
The Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) is the professional degree granted to individuals
who desire to become a licensed pharmacist. It is the highest degree received for
completing the required coursework needed in the academic field of pharmacy. Pharmacists
work in a number of different health care settings, including community pharmacies,
hospitals, clinics, skilled nursing homes or other long-term care facilities, federal
agencies, pharmaceutical companies and research and academic environments, to name
a few. There are over 243,000 pharmacists working in the United States, but the demand
for pharmacists is growing as the population continues to age and the need for medications
For more information on the PharmD profession, contact the Accreditation Council for
Pharmacy Education, (ACPE) www.acpe-accredit.org.
Satisfactory completion of the required prerequisite coursework from an accredited
college or university is necessary. A baccalaureate degree (or graduate or other professional
degrees) is not required for admission to the School of Pharmacy, but students possessing
a previous degree will be given additional consideration for admission. Prior to matriculation,
competitive applicants must have completed the prerequisite coursework and obtained
a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate
coursework completed. All science and math prerequisites must have been completed
within the last 10 years with a letter grade of "C" or higher. There is no minimum
score for the PCAT, however composite scores < 50% or individual subtest scores <
25% are not likely to be competitive. Prerequisite courses are as follow:
- General Biology I and II (lab required): 8 credits (cellular or molecular biology
with lab or zoology with lab are also acceptable)
- General Chemistry I and II (lab required): 8 credits
- Organic Chemistry I and II (lab required): 8 credits
- Physics (lab required): 4 credits
- Calculus: 3 credits
- Introductory Statistics: 3 credits
- English Composition: 6 credits (3 credits from English Literature is also acceptable)
- Economics: 3 credits
- Speech: 3 credits
- Social/ Behavioral Science (ie, History/Psychology/Sociology/Ethics): 3 credits
- Humanities (ie, Art, Foreign Language, Music, Religion): 3 credits
- Electives: 8 credits
Credits are listed as semester credits. To determine equivalent quarter credits, multiply
quarter credits by 2/3 (2 semester credits = 3 quarter credits).
The Admissions Committee reviews the entire application, and is seeking well-rounded,
achievement oriented people whose maturity and dedication will lead them to a successful
career as a pharmacist.
All inquiries about admission to the Pharmacy program should be directed to PCOM's
Office of Admissions, 4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131 (215) 871-6700 or (800)
999-6998. PCOM School of Pharmacy - Georgia Campus participates in the centralized
Pharmacy College Application Service (PharmCAS) for applicants applying to colleges
and schools of pharmacy. Application to PCOM School of Pharmacy - Georgia Campus consists
of a completed PharmCAS Application and a PCOM School of Pharmacy - Georgia Campus
Beginning in June, prospective pharmacy students may submit their application through
PharmCAS www.pharmcas.org. The PharmCAS application will include all undergraduate and graduate coursework,
official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and PCAT score(s). PharmCAS
applications must be completed no later than March 1 of the year of desired matriculation;
however, applicants are encouraged to apply well ahead of this date.
Upon receipt of the PharmCAS Application by the Office of Admissions, a PCOM School
of Pharmacy Supplemental Application will be sent via email and must be completed
and signed. The deadline for the PCOM School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application
is April 1 of the year of desired matriculation.
When the PharmCAS Application, indcluding transcripts, letters of recommendation,
and PCAT score(s), as well as the PCOM School of Pharmacy Supplemental Application
(including fees) is received in the Office of Admissions, the application will be
considered complete. Early application and fulfillment of all requirements is strongly
recommended, because a rolling admissions process is followed with review of completed
applications beginning in early Fall.
All accepted candidates are required to remit a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to
secure a seat in the class. The candidate is also asked to review and acknowledge
the PCOM - School of Pharmacy Technical Standards.
Interviews begin in mid October and will be conducted through May. If you are selected
for an interview, we will send you an email with the date of your interview. Applicants
will receive an email from PharmDinterviews@pcom.edu. All interviews are conducted at the Georgia Campus. Please add this address to
your directory so it will not be captured in any computer filters. We will use the
email address provided on your PharmCAS application. Please check your account on
a regular basis. It is your responsibility to notify us, in writing, if your email
Tuition and Financial Aid
Our financial aid office provides comprehensive assistance to all admitted candidates,
a number of scholarships and federal loans are available to students in our program.
Tuition for the 2013 academic year is $33,180 and further information can be obtained
by calling the bursar's office at 215-871-6190.