DO Degree | Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program at PCOM
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PCOM DO Degree Program

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 DO program 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 in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program 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.

PCOM DO Program 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 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Degree Information

For more information about PCOM’s Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program, download our DO 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.


PCOM DO and Dual Degree Programs

How to Apply to the DO Degree Program

Visit our DO program application requirements page to view current information regarding deadlines, admissions requirements and the application process.

For more information about preparing for medical school, please see our pre-medical student's guide to a competitive application. If you are changing careers or applying to medical school as a non-traditional student, the Office of Admissions offers additional resources for applying to medical school.

Cost of Attendance and Financial Aid

PCOM is committed to helping students maximize funding sources and minimize student debt. Visit our Office of Financial Aid section to learn about cost of attendance, types of aid available and how to apply for financial aid.

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An Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment

Osteopathic manipulative treatment, also known as OMT, plays an important role in the training of osteopathic medical students. Students will be introduced to the hands-on application of OMT starting very early in their osteopathic training at PCOM. The video below demonstrates osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment in a student lab teaching setting.

DO Degree Program Locations


Philadelphia, PA

PCOM Georgia

Suwanee, GA

PCOM South Georgia

Moultrie, GA