Organizational Development and Leadership
DO/MS Dual Degree Program
Students who have successfully completed their first year of medical study at PCOM
have the option to pursue a special dual degree program aimed at providing a core
foundation in the theory, principles, ethics and professional practice of organizational
development and leadership.
Combining Medicine and Organizational Development
Students in the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL) dual degree program complete graduate work through weekend class sessions and online
project work during an extended sophomore medical year. The five-year program, offered
entirely online, is designed to incorporate applied behavioral sciences theories and
strategies to enhance professional practice as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
The mission of the ODL program is to prepare leaders in the art and science of managing
strategic change by teaching the competencies and skill sets for improving organizational
performance and realizing human potential. A key training focus of the program is
the development of program evaluation methods and the creation and use of performance-based
DO/MS ODL students must complete required core curriculum courses and may choose from
several elective course options. The only prerequisite course for program entry is
Foundations of Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL 501), which is offered
in both the fall and spring terms.
Students should consult with the ODL program director to collaborate on their course selections.