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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.

Applying to Medical School as a Biomedical Sciences Student

Biomedical sciences students who meet certain criteria may receive a guaranteed interview for PCOM's Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program. View our admissions information for biomedical sciences candidates to learn about the criteria for conditional acceptance to the DO program. 

See also: How to Prepare for Medical School - A Pre-medical Student's Guide to a Competitive Application

Biomedical Sciences Program Highlights

Applying to the DO Program

Interested in becoming a DO? Learn about applying to PCOM's DO program from our biomedical sciences program.

Test Preparation Services

Students have access to optional test preparation services designed to improve performance on a number of entrance examinations required by graduate and professional schools.

MS Degree Option

PCOM offers concentrations including forensic biology, medical simulation, research and more for students pursuing a master of science (MS) degree.