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New Students 
Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to PCOM! We know that new students have plenty of questions as they begin their time here.

If you don't find an answer here, don't hesitate to contact us.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does orientation work and what are the dates?

PCOM orientation programs on both campuses are designed to acclimate new students to the PCOM community. Orientation programs are unique and tailored to each academic program.

New students are required to attend all orientation events.

Orientation program dates will be posted on myPCOM.

What is myPCOM?

MyPCOM is the PCOM intranet site that is accessible by login for students, faculty and staff. MyPCOM offers access to important resources related to academics, financial aid and other student services.

Where can I find information on registering for classes?

Visit the Registrar Office's FAQ page. Here you can find the start date of classes as well as other information regarding the registration process.

For additional registration information, visit the Office of the Registrar.

Where can I find information on financial aid and paying for school?

The Office of Financial Aid provides detailed information and resources on types of aid (including student loans, scholarships, work study and more), how to apply and financial literacy.

Does PCOM require students to have health insurance?

Yes. All students enrolled at PCOM must be covered by a health insurance plan.

PCOM offers student health insurance through United Healthcare. Every student is required to either enroll in coverage through First Risk Student Insurance or to waive coverage on the same site. Once on the website use the drop down menu to select PCOM's Pennsylvania or Georgia location.

What is the Medical History Questionnaire?

The Medical History Questionnaire is a health physical form that is required to be completed before classes begin by students in the DO, Physician Assistant, Biomedical Sciences and Forensic Medicine programs.

The Medical History Questionnaire form can be found on each academic program's new student link on myPCOM.

If you have any questions about the form, please contact the Student Wellness Office at 215-871-6420 (PCOM) or 678-225-7484 (PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia).

Completed medical history questionnaires should be returned to:

PCOM (Philadelphia, PA) students:
PCOM Student Wellness Office
4190 City Line Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia students:
PCOM Georgia Student Wellness Office
625 Old Peachtree Road NW
Suwanee, GA 30024

How do I apply for learning or physical disability accommodations?

If you indicated as part of the application process that you need special accommodations, you will be receiving a copy of the PCOM Guide to Applying for Disability Services.

The coordinator of disability services will work with you to ensure that your documentation is complete, and will guide you through the process of applying for accommodations. If you have questions, feel free to email the coordinator at

What kind of technology services does PCOM provide?

All PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia students receive an email account and access to myPCOM, PCOM's web portal. You will receive your email and myPCOM access information when you receive your New Student Booklet.

Learn more from Information Technology Services' new users page about setting up accounts and computer recommendations.

Visit ITS for further information about computer and academic technologies at PCOM.

Does PCOM offer student housing?