A Tradition of Excellence

Osteopathic Medicine Programs

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Osteopathic Medicine Programs

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has a storied history as a premier osteopathic medical school spanning more than a century. Our institution has a rich tradition of training and placing DOs in primary and specialty care. At the core of the student experience are accomplished, expert faculty members who provide the foundation for rigorous instruction. 


PCOM's alumni include board-certified specialists, academic leaders and educators, and recognized practitioners and researchers. These osteopathic physicians contribute to the health and health policy of communities throughout the nation—including those in disadvantaged rural areas and in regions especially affected by shortages of primary care physicians.

The College was among the first to adopt innovative high-tech patient simulators as well as to engage standardized patient actors, providing students with experiential learning and proficiency modalities reflective of actual clinical procedure and practice. Sponsored research projects promote opportunities for collaborative research. And a commitment to community service is evident in outreach programs as well as training at PCOM's Healthcare Centers, which primarily benefit urban Philadelphia locales.

Mission Statement

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Program Mission Statement

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.

Additional Information

For more information about our osteopathic medicine program, download our program brochure and review our educational goals, competencies and course descriptions. For information about preparing for medical school, please see Preparing for Medical School: Guide to a Competitive Application.



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Suwanee, GA


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Moultrie, GA