The new program track is designed to prepare Biomedical Sciences students for the demands of medical school.
Students interested in the accelerated track must first complete the foundational coursework and have a 3.0 GPA by the end of their first year. Rather than completing a second year of studies, students then complete two summer courses that will finalize the degree. These include medical pathology and medical pharmacology.
“This new track gives our students an opportunity to more quickly prepare for professional school,” said Edward Shaw, PhD, program director of Biomedical Sciences. “Our graduate program is specifically designed to introduce graduate students into the rigors of professional school by allowing them to take some of their courses with the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine students.”
The Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program accepted its inaugural class in 2020. Second-year track options include medical simulation, research, general studies as well as forensic science and public health leadership programs associated with the main campus in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) extended its commitment to the Southeast by establishing PCOM South Georgia, an additional teaching location in Moultrie, Georgia. PCOM South Georgia offers both a full, four-year medical program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree. PCOM is a private, not-for-profit institution which trains professionals in the health and behavioral sciences fields. Joining PCOM Georgia in Suwanee in helping to meet the healthcare needs of the state, PCOM South Georgia focuses on educating physicians for the South Georgia region. The medical campus, which welcomed its inaugural class of medical students in August 2019, has received accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. For more information, visit pcom.edu/southgeorgia or call 229-668-3110.
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