The Graduate Business Certificate in Health and Medical Services certificate program allows the first year medical student to obtain business expertise without committing to a fifth (extra) year of study. The certificate program provides students with essential business “building blocks” in accounting, managing human capital and business views of important healthcare topics.
Candidates interested in the certificate program apply to the Master of Business Administration
(MBA) Program and are held to the same admissions criteria and rigor. Admitted as
MBA students are certificate candidates who will have the option to complete the MBA
Program in the five-year PCOM program with a decelerated medical curriculum or after
they have completed their medical degree but within our six-year guideline as established
by Saint Joseph’s University.
Applications may be submitted online through the Saint Joseph's University website. Applications should include:
Applications to the DO/MBA Program should be submitted by March 1 of your first year
at PCOM. The joint admissions committee, comprised of PCOM and Saint Joseph's University
faculty, reviews all materials and makes final admission decisions.
The Health and Medical Services Certificate Program consists of the following courses:
If a student is waived from Accounting Concepts based on an evaluation of the undergraduate
transcript, the student then takes ACC 550 Creating and Measuring Shareholder Value
Management in the place of Accounting Concepts. If a student is waived from MKT 501
Marketing Concepts based on an evaluation of the undergraduate transcript, the student
will take MKT 550 Marketing Strategy in the place of MKT 501 Marketing Concepts.