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DIMER Program 
Medical Education for Delaware Residents

PCOM DIMER logo with vector art of Delaware statePhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine acts as the osteopathic medical school for the state of Delaware.

The Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research created the DIMER program to provide an opportunity for Delaware residents to obtain a high-quality medical education. PCOM's Philadelphia campus reserves up to 10 places in the incoming osteopathic medicine class specifically for Delaware residents.

DIMER Eligibility Guidelines

Eligible DIMER applicants must:

  • Be legal residents of the state of Delaware;
  • Meet the premedical academic requirements of PCOM;
  • Hold a bachelor's degree from any accredited college or university in the United States.

The following criteria must be met to qualify as a Delaware resident:

  • The applicant must have their permanent address listed in Delaware.
  • The applicant must either file their own taxes (most recent tax year) in Delaware, or be claimed as an exemption on taxes by a person filing in Delaware in the most recent tax year preceding the start of undergraduate education.
  • If an applicant is registered to vote, the applicant must be registered in the state of Delaware.

Contact the PCOM Admissions Office at admissions@pcom.edu.

DIMER Partners


ChristianaCare continues to be a leading force in training physicians

The demand for more family doctors in Delaware area led to ChristianaCare's lengthy history of training top-tier physicians in the state. Dr. Kristine LaRocca, a PCOM alumna, discusses how the research opportunities she received while enrolled in the ChristianaCare family medicine residency program shaped her medical education and practice as the owner of LaRocca Medical Weight Loss in Greenville, DE.

PCOM Alum Shares Love for Primary Care

Olivia Castro, DO '16, is both a DIMER and PCOM alumna. In this American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) video, Dr. Castro describes her love for family medicine. She also discusses how her medical education at PCOM, as well as her residency at South Nassau in Long Island, NY, helped prepare her for a career in primary care.

Twins Work and Train Where They Were Born

In a story by NBC10 News Philadelphia, two Delaware sisters have returned to work and train at the same Newark hospital where they were born. Christina and Caroline were both born at ChristianaCare Hospital in Newark, DE, as fraternal twins. Christina went on to work at the same hospital as a labor and delivery nurse, while Caroline, now a third-year medical student at PCOM, was assigned to the labor and delivery unit for one of her clinical clerkships.

PCOM Celebrates Nearly 20 Years of Educating Delawareans

PCOM and DIMER celebrated their relationship, and the 50th anniversary of DIMER, with a dinner honoring Sherman Townsend, board chair of DIMER and honorary degree recipient.

Delaware Partnerships Continue to Produce Results

Academic and research partnerships with Delaware organizations continue to produce significant opportunities for PCOM students.