Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
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
PCOM DO and Dual Degree Programs
We offer the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree as well as a number of dual degree
How to Apply to the DO Degree Program
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.Tuition Calculator
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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.