Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is dedicated to the education of students in medicine, health and behavioral sciences. The College fosters the growth of the osteopathic profession by training physicians through programs of study guided by osteopathic medical tradition, concept and practice. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 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.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 applications 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 requiring skills in the use of information technology.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has trained over 15,000 highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a "whole person" approach, treating people, not just symptoms. PCOM offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree and graduate programs in pharmacy, clinical and school psychology, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership, and biomedical sciences. Our students learn the importance of health promotion, education and service to the community and, through PCOM's Healthcare Centers, provide care to the medically under-served populations in inner city and rural locations.