Students who have successfully completed their first year of medical study at PCOM have the option to pursue a special dual degree program aimed at providing a core foundation in the theory, principles, ethics and professional practice of organizational development and leadership.
Students in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL) dual degree program complete graduate work through weekend class sessions and online project work during an extended sophomore medical year. The five-year program, offered only on the Philadelphia campus, is designed to incorporate applied behavioral sciences theories and strategies to enhance professional practice as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
The mission of the ODL program is to prepare leaders in the art and science of managing strategic change by teaching the competencies and skill sets for improving organizational performance and realizing human potential. A key training focus of the program is the development of program evaluation methods and the creation and use of performance-based outcome measures.
DO/MS ODL students must complete required core curriculum courses and may choose from several elective course options. The only prerequisite course for program entry is Foundations of Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL 501), which is offered in the both the fall and spring terms.
Students should consult with the ODL program director to collaborate on their course selections.