PCOM Opportunities Academy
Philadelphia Summer STEM Program
Philadelphia area high school student participants have the opportunity to explore
careers in healthcare while building relationships with PCOM faculty and medical student
The Opportunities Academy is held annually in June, at PCOM's Philadelphia campus on City Avenue. This program is available to Philadelphia area high school students
at no cost.
About our STEM program
Students will participate in clinical skills simulations in the Saltzburg Clinical Learning and Assessment Center, visit the anatomy lab, participate in heart and brain anatomy labs, learn CPR and
more. Additionally, participants will learn about the college application process
as well as build networks with physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, physical
therapists, counselors, psychologists and other healthcare professionals.
View our program brochure (PDF).
How to apply
Learn more about Opportunities Academy. An application form will be available at a later date. High school students applying
to the program will provide a short personal statement about their future career goals
and at least one teacher recommendation.
Current PCOM students play a vital role in the planning and implementation of the
Opportunities Academy. Learn more about mentoring and apply.
Alicia Hahn-Murphy, MS
Assistant Director of Diversity and Community Relations
Denee Hendrick, DO '90