Completed and verified applications and supporting documents will be reviewed on a
rolling basis by the Faculty Committee on Admissions beginning in September. Applicants
will be assessed on the following factors:
- Baccalaureate degree
- Prerequisite coursework
- Letter(s) of recommendation
- Standardized test score
- Other considerations
Is there a baccalaureate degree requirement for the biomedical sciences program?
All applicants must complete a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college
or university either online or on a college campus.
What are the coursework prerequisites for PCOM’s biomedical sciences program?
|General Biology I & II
|General Chemistry I & II
|Organic Chemistry I
|Other Chemistry coursework
||Examples: Organic Chemistry II, Biochemistry
- "General" coursework denotes the first two courses in the subject sequence for science
- AP coursework will be accepted provided the course and credits appear on your official
- All courses must be completed at a regionally accredited institution.
- The MS in Biomedical Sciences program will accept credits completed at a community
- The MS in Biomedical Sciences program will accept courses completed online or on campus.
- The MS in Biomedical Sciences program will not accept prerequisite coursework completed
as an audit or graded pass/fail.
- The MS in Biomedical Sciences program will not accept credits completed as CLEP courses.
Are you required to submit standardized test scores for the biomedical sciences program?
Submit official reports of standardized test scores: GRE, PCAT, DAT, OAT, or MCAT.
This requirement will be automatically waived for applicants with a cumulative GPA
of 3.2 or higher on their bachelor's degree granting transcript.
If you plan to submit an MCAT score you will need to forward to PCOM a screenshot
of a full copy of your MCAT score report as a PDF attachment of your AAMC ID number
as well as the verification code which can be obtained from AAMC. Self-reported scores
are not considered official and will not complete an application. All tests must be
taken within three years of the desired date of matriculation. For 2021 enrollment,
exams taken before August 2018 will not be accepted to complete an applicant record.
Please allow at least 15 business days to retrieve the scores.
Where do I find my MCAT verification code?
- Visit the AAMC MCAT Scores webpage.
- Click the "Get MCAT Test Scores" button on the right side.
- Login to AAMC.
- At the top, under "My Reports," choose "Print Score Report" from the dropdown menu.
- Take a screenshot of the report and email it to email@example.com.
GRE Institutional Codes
- The PCOM GRE institutional code is 2662.
- The PCOM Georgia GRE institutional code is 4281.
- The PCOM South Georgia GRE institutional code is 4281.
What are the letter of recommendation requirements?
One letter of recommendation from individuals who know the applicant in a professional
capacity and can comment on one's character, work ethic, academic history, scientific
acumen, empathy, compassion, resilience, emotional intelligence and commitment.
Admissions prefers letters from the following sources:
- A pre-health or academic advisor/committee (undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate
- Undergraduate, graduate or post-baccalaureate faculty (preferably those who delivered
a candidate’s completed science coursework), who can attest to academic performance
Candidates who may not have the ability to submit a letter from any of the above sources
should select letter writers who know them in a professional capacity and can comment
on the applicant's character, work ethic, academic history, scientific acumen, empathy,
compassion, resilience, emotional intelligence and commitment to graduate education.
Letters of recommendation can be sent through the PCOM application portal or directly
to PCOM Admissions in PDF format at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recommenders can view our For Recommenders page for guidance.
Is there an essay requirement to apply for PCOM’s biomedical sciences program?
Applicants must write a general autobiographical statement (to be submitted through
the application portal) explaining your interest in this academic program as it relates
to your career goals (in 500 words or less).
In an effort to foster the safety and well-being of the entire campus community, as
well as to ensure that students accepted to PCOM will be permitted to perform clerkships/internships
required to successfully complete their degree requirements, PCOM requires all first
year students to complete a criminal background check prior to matriculation. All
students must have their criminal background checks processed through a PCOM vendor
of choice. The Office of Admissions will send notification of the process after confirmation
of enrollment and must have this information on file prior to orientation; students
will not be allowed to start classes without this information.
Prior to enrollment in the Biomedical Sciences program, all candidates are required
to complete PCOM's Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation (PDF).