Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is dedicated to students' education in medicine, health, and behavioural sciences. The College fosters the osteopathic profession's growth by training physicians through programs of study guided by osteopathic medical tradition, concept, and practice.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to advancing knowledge and intellectual growth through teaching and research and to the community's well-being through leadership and service.
At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, you will be part of a community of caring, professional, and committed individuals who focus on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.
The College's educational goals focus on presenting high-quality, comprehensive programs of study that embrace the following expectations of student learning - Students will demonstrate a central core of biomedical or behavioral science knowledge in their field of study, including theory, foundations, clinical skills, and applied clinical/practical application as appropriate to the specific academic program; Students will demonstrate communication skills through clinical assessments, group discussion, and/or written or oral presentation in their respective fields; Students will demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry by designing, conducting, presenting, or interpreting research in their field of study as appropriate to their academic program; Students will identify, retrieve, understand, analyze, synthesize and apply information collected from various sources and in varied formats, including those sources requiring skills in the use of information technology; Students will develop a recognition of their legal and ethical obligations as professionals and will be able to apply an understanding of public policy and the social, cultural and economic factors that impact their field of study.