Minority and Community Outreach Programs
The Office of Admissions at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed
to reaching out to pre-college students from all backgrounds.
Through innovative programs and events, the Office of Admissions provides exceptional
opportunities for young people to learn about the medical professions, scientific
inquiry and much more.
Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program
Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) exposes students to science-related
activities while introducing them to careers in the health professions at PCOM. This
program stimulates academic and scientific interest in high school students from the
Philadelphia and surrounding area.
- Exposure to the healthcare field
- Inspiration and leadership promotion
- Confidence building and motivation for positive change
- Confidence to combat minority science stigma
- Facilitated workshops that provide both hard and soft skills
- Team building and academic support
Students are exposed to various medical clinics and workshops. They also gain knowledge
on academic preparation and learn pertinent information about higher education. Participants
in this program get hands-on experience while enhancing their leadership and communication
The goals for the program are to:
- Promote higher education
- Create leaders
- Motivate change agents
- Inspire future health professionals
- Improve communication (verbal and written) skills
- Build confidence
PCOM Middle School Science Enrichment Program
PCOM's Middle School Science Enrichment Program (PMSEP) is offered to middle school
students from Philadelphia and the surrounding area. This program is designed to influence
young people in the Philadelphia region to choose a career in the health professions
through early exposure.
Scholars are intellectually engaged in clinical experiences through project based
learning. This program allows students to expand their learning of science by exposing
them to various subjects in a medical school curriculum. Participants receive hands-on
experiences, whilst enhancing their leadership and communication skills. Each participant
is mentored by a medical student and is supervised by a PCOM faculty/staff member.
PCOM Georgia Programs
Future Healthcare Scholars Program
Offered by PCOM Georgia, the Future Healthcare Scholars Program is designed for students
in 9th and 10th grade who have an interest in healthcare professions. The program
builds on their curiosity through interactive learning experiences, workshops, campus
visits, college readiness preparation and mentorship opportunities that will encourage
students to pursue a career in healthcare.
The program educates students from area communities on osteopathic medicine and other
healthcare opportunities. It fosters the mission of PCOM in hopes that these students
will pursue their professional degree and serve their communities.
PCOM South Georgia Programs
Future Healthcare Scholars Program
Offered by PCOM South Georgia, the Future Healthcare Scholars Program is designed
for students in 9th and 10th grade who have an interest in healthcare professions.
The program builds on their curiosity through interactive learning experiences, workshops,
campus visits, college readiness preparation and mentorship opportunities that will
encourage students to pursue a career in healthcare.
The program allows PCOM South Georgia the opportunity to educate students from area
communities on osteopathic medicine and other healthcare opportunities. It fosters
the mission of PCOM in hopes that these students will pursue their professional degree
and serve their communities.
Students Progressing in Academics for Readiness and Knowledge (SPARK)
Twice a year, PCOM South Georgia opens its doors to area high schools giving them
the opportunity to meet students, participate in workshops and learn about healthcare
The goal of the program is to introduce students to osteopathic medicine and foster
confidence in students of underserved communities to choose a career in healthcare.
This program promotes leadership in South Georgia and improves college and career
By providing hands on experience to students, PCOM South Georgia hopes to inspire
change and action in the medically underserved communities as well as the communities
surrounding our campus. PCOM South Georgia hopes to provide a SPARK to help ignite
participant’s flame of knowledge!
Our Commitment to Diversity
PCOM is dedicated to ensuring a diverse student body as we value peoples’ differences.
Our curriculum provides students with the tools needed to be culturally sensitive
in a global market to meet the needs of various populations. It is our hope to increase
the number of under-represented minorities entering and completing medical school.
To learn more about how PCOM respects, encourages and promotes diversity, visit Diversity and Community Relations.
PCOM DIVERSITY BROCHURE [PDF]
Contact the Office of Admissions
PCOM South Georgia Admissions