Medical Education for Delaware Residents
Philadelphia 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
Contact the PCOM Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.