As a Doctor of Osteopathic (DO) Medicine student at PCOM South Georgia, you’ll learn to treat the person, not just the disease.
Our curriculum emphasizes how injury or illness in one part of the body can impact another. This extra training in the interaction and integration of the neuromusculoskeletal system with other body systems—osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM)—provides our students with additional tools and skills to diagnose and treat patients.REQUEST PROGRAM INFORMATION
Our curriculum combines lectures and hands-on, active learning exercises to engage and instruct students in osteopathic medicine and in basic and clinical science principles. Through the use of patient simulators and live patient actors, we provide students with invaluable experience in clinical procedure and practice.
As a student in PCOM South Georgia's DO program, you’ll learn anatomy, physiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, pharmacology, clinical medicine and more in an integrated, interactive fashion during your first and second years. As a third- and fourth-year student, you’ll learn and work at hospitals, clinics and other medical facilities under the direction of experienced physicians in order to develop your clinical skills in all phases of patient care.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s osteopathic medical programs are dedicated to fostering the growth of the osteopathic profession by training physicians through programs of medical study guided by osteopathic medical tradition, concept and practice in a learning community built on the values of diversity and respect.
The College’s undergraduate medical programs prepare students for success in graduate medical education and the graduate medical education programs prepare students for the independent practice of osteopathic medicine. The College will be responsive to the health care needs of the respective regions and communities in which the osteopathic medical programs are offered. PCOM is committed to the advancement of knowledge and intellectual growth through teaching and research, and to the well-being of the community through leadership and service.
DOs receive intensive training in osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM)—the use of the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury.
Through clinical clerkships, our students develop skills needed to prepare for board examinations, post-graduate residencies and the practice of medicine.
Courses within the DO program are highly interactive, presenting plenty of opportunities for discussion and developing relationships with faculty.
As clinicians and scientists, our faculty are actively engaged in scholarship and
thus bring a cutting-edge perspective to their classroom teaching.
PCOM South Georgia
Osteopathic Medical Program