Accreditation

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-662-5606. The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation. In 2005, the Commission approved the extension of the scope of institutional accreditation to PCOM’s Georgia branch campus.

The College is also approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, which granted recognition in 2004 to Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) as an approved PCOM branch campus. GA-PCOM is authorized by the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission of Georgia as a branch campus of PCOM.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program Accreditation

The doctor of osteopathic medicine programs at PCOM are accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association.

Pharmacy Program Accreditation

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), 135 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 4100 Chicago, IL 60503-4810, 312-664-3575, fax 312-664-4652.

ACPE accredits Doctor of Pharmacy programs offered by colleges and schools of pharmacy in the United States and selected non-U.S. sites. The accreditation term granted extends until June 30, 2020, which is the customary term for a new program receiving accreditation status.

Physician Assistant Studies Program Accreditation

PCOM’s Physician Assistant Studies program is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Accreditation

The doctoral program in clinical psychology is accredited by the Committee for Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA), 202-336-5979; www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.

School Psychology Program Accreditation

The doctoral, educational specialist, and M.S. programs in school psychology are approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). The PsyD program in school psychology is Nationally Designated by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). The certification program in school psychology is approved by the Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Accreditation Documents

Documents of accreditation are on file in the President’s Office, with copies in the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and may be seen upon request.