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About our Alumni

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained over 15,200 healthcare professionals, including over 13,000 DO Graduates. More than 11,000 PCOM alumni practice throughout the United States and five in foreign countries. In the state of Pennsylvania, there are 2,830 alumni representing and serving 64 of 67 counties. PCOM alumni practice in all areas of medicine, hold leadership positions in the medical community, teach in many of the country's top medical schools and serve in every branch of the military.

Nursing courses were offered as early as 1915, but it was not until 1919 that the first class of three women graduated.  The last graduation for the School of Nursing was in May 1960.  Today, there are 212 living nursing alumnae.

PCOM has graduates from the following programs:

Philadelphia Campus DO Programs

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
DO/Master of Business Administration (MBA)
DO/Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
DO/MS/PhD in Health Policy
DO/MS Forensic Medicine
DO/MSc. (Clinical Masters)

Philadelphia Campus Graduate Programs

Biomedical Sciences (MS)
Physician Assistant Studies (MS)
Forensic Medicine (MS/Pathway)
Clinical Psychology (PsyD, Post-Doctorial)
Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology (MS, CAGS)
School Psychology (PsyD, EdS, MS)
Organizational Development and Leadership (MS)
Post Graduate Medical Research

Georgia Campus

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
Biomedical Science (MS)
Organizational Development and Leadership (MS)

In 1993, PCOM implemented the graduate program in biomedical sciences to help students prepare for admission to professional schools. 

This was the beginning of the graduate programs at the College.  PCOM recognized the need for mental health providers in clinical and educational settings and developed an extensive psychology program offering various courses of study.  The Physician Assistant program began in 1998 to educate students with a focus on primary care.  In addition, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is honored to offer the only forensic medicine program in the region developed by a board-certified forensic pathologist.

A growing need for primary care physicians and other clinicians in the South, generally, and Georgia, specifically, prompted Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, an institution with a 110-year tradition of training osteopathic physicians and other health practitioners, to build a state-of-the-art branch campus in Suwanee, GA in 2005. Today, PCOM Georgia Campus has 353 DO and Biomedical Sciences graduates as the first Biomedical students graduated in 2008. As the Georgia campus thrives and develops, there will be graduates from the Pharmacy and Organizational Development and Leadership programs.

The Office of Alumni Relations and Development actively stays connected with our alumni in many different ways. We publish the note-worthy accomplishments of our alumni in the triannual Digest magazine and the annual class notes supplement. Social media is being embraced as we provide content and updates through Facebook and quarterly electronic newsletters. Additionally, various conferences and events are held for our alumni every year.

Through various fundraising efforts, PCOM has continued to improve the campus and the lives of the students. The Alumni Association, a separate entity from the College, maintains its own fundraising efforts, which support students with scholarships, fellowships, grants, and low interest loans, as well as subsidizing many alumni programs, seminars, and special events. Within the College, funds are raised through the Fund for PCOM and the DO Student Scholarship Fund. Gifts to the Fund for PCOM make a direct impact on campus by providing funds that are used to enhance academic programs and student services while also keeping the rate of tuition increases at a minimum. The DO Student Scholarship Fund raises funds that directly support student scholarship aid.

Another important fundraising initiative is the PCOM Annual Golf Classic, which raises money for PCOM’s five Healthcare centers. These centers provide care to 30,000 underserved citizens of Pennsylvania. The 2012 Golf Classic raised over $100,000 for these centers, thanks to our generous sponsors!

 

Last Updated: 12/12/14