Certificate of Graduate Study
Biomedical Sciences

The graduate program in biomedical sciences offers a certificate of post-baccalaureate graduate study (CGS) as a terminal award to students who, having completed the foundational (first year) curriculum, elect not to continue in one of the master of science (MS) degree completion concentrations. The certificate attests to the fact that the awardee has completed an integrated biomedical sciences curriculum.

All students enter the biomedical sciences program as candidates for the MS degree, and the majority do remain at PCOM either to attain their MS within the program or to pursue a professional degree in one of PCOM’s other programs, such as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Pharmacy, or Physician Assistant Studies.

Test Preparation Services

Students enrolled in the PCOM Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program have access to optional test preparation services designed to improve performance on a number of entrance examinations required by graduate and professional schools. These test preparation services are made available through an Educational Services Agreement between PCOM and Kaplan Test Preparation, a division of Kaplan, Inc. Biomedical science students may enroll through the College in standard Kaplan live on-line courses to prepare for the MCAT, GRE, DAT, PCAT and/or OAT. The sessions vary in length and format, and all include online instruction and access to practice items and practice tests. Through the agreement, students are able to register for preparation sessions starting on a variety of dates throughout the year at a reduced tuition rate. Kaplan Test Preparation is solely responsible for the content and policies related to these services, and PCOM makes no representation as to effectiveness and assumes no responsibility for the operation or results of enrollment in Kaplan test preparation services

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The gainful employment information provided in the link below reflects those students who did not continue at PCOM beyond the foundational year during the reporting period, the majority being enrolled in professional programs at other institutions or pursuing other opportunities.