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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 mentors.

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.

Mentor positions

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
Faculty Advisor

Contact us

Email: pcomopportunitiesacademy@pcom.edu