Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine


Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Name

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Location

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Atlanta, Georgia

Established

January 24, 1899

Campus

Urban

Type

Private coeducational

Classification

Medical & Graduate

Enrollment

Total Approx. 1800

President

Matthew Schure, PhD

School Colors

Burgundy and Gray

Motto

"Mens et Manus" (The Mind and the Hand)

Website

www.pcom.edu

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) is one of the oldest and largest osteopathic medical schools. Founded in 1899, PCOM is home to over 1000 medical students as well as graduate-level students in several other fields of health care. One of the largest medical schools in the United States, PCOM is the largest civilian producer[citation needed] of US military physicians. The college stresses the importance of primary care, and produces many primary care physicians. In 2005, PCOM opened a branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia.

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History

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The Philadelphia College and Infirmary of Osteopathy (PCIO) was founded on January 24, 1899 by the Rev. Mason W. Pressly, D.O., and Oscar John Snyder, D.O in the Stephen Girard Building at 21 S. 12th Street. In September 1899 the first PCIO degree was awarded to a transfer student; the first PCIO "class," comprising one woman and one MD, graduated in February 1900. PCIO was officially renamed to Philadelphia College of Osteopathy (PCO) in May 1921. PCO became the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in May 1967. PCOM relocated to its current campus along City Avenue in Philadelphia in 1973 with the opening of Evans Hall. In 1979, PCOM acquired the adjacent office building and later named it Rowland Hall in honor of PCOM's 4th President. From 1995-1999, Evans Hall expanded to include a modern OMM Lab, more classrooms, a new cafeteria, and the Office of Admission.

In 1993, PCOM started the graduate program in biomedical science, offering graduate certificates and Master of Science degrees. The Doctor of Psychology was started in 1995. During the 1990s a series of new graduate level programs were added, expanding the scope of the medical school to a wide range of health-care related programs. In 2005 the school expanded to Georgia with a new branch campus, which graduated its first D.O. class in 2009.

Campuses

Encompassing two campuses-one in Philadelphia and one outside Atlanta-PCOM is equally proud of its rich heritage and focus on the future. Convenient to Center City and the suburbs, the beautifully landscaped Philadelphia campus features ample parking and easy access to all buildings and facilities. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, inspiring frequent interaction between students and faculty.

In 2005, Georgia Campus- PCOM enrolled its first class in response to the acute need for more health care providers to serve the growing population in Georgia and the surrounding states. The Georgia Campus offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, doctor of pharmacy degree and graduate programs in biomedical sciences.

Academic Offerings

As a free-standing medical school, PCOM offers only graduate-level training. Degrees offered by the college include:

Philadelphia Campus:

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

DO/Master of Business Administration (DO/MBA)

DO/Master of Public Health (DO/MPH)

DO/Master of Science/Doctor of Philosophy in Health Policy (DO/MS/PhD)

DO/Master of Science in Forensic Medicine (DO/MS)

DO/Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (DO/MS)

DO/Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership (DO/MS)

DO/Master of Arts in Healthcare Ethics (DO/MA)

Physician Assistant Studies

Master of Science in Health Sciences (MS)

Biomedical Sciences

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MS)

Certificate of Graduate Study in Biomedical Sciences (Certificate)

Forensic Medicine

Master of Science in Forensic Medicine (MS)

Pathway Program in Forensic Medicine

Clinical Psychology

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

Master of Science in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology (MS)

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS)

Postdoctoral Certificates in Clinical Health Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology

School Psychology

Doctor of Psychology in School Psychology (PsyD)

Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology (EdS)

Master of Science in School Psychology (MS)

Organizational Development and Leadership

Master of Science in Organizational Development and Leadership (MS)

Georgia Campus:

GA - PCOM Osteopathic Medicine

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

• DO/Master of Business Administration (DO/MBA)

PCOM School of Pharmacy - Georgia Campus

Doctor of Pharmacy(PharmD)

GA - PCOM Biomedical Sciences

Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences (MS)

Certificate of Graduate Study in Biomedical Sciences (Certificate)

Accreditation

*American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

*Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education

*Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

*Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.

*American Psychological Association

PCOM healthcare centers

In addition to its affiliation with several teaching hospitals, PCOM runs five primary care healthcare centers. The clinics serve the dual purpose of providing community-based health care as well as providing educational experiences for medical students. Services include family medicine, gynecology, dermatology, geriatrics, psychology, and OMM.

Sullivan County Medical Center

Roxborough Healthcare Center

Cambria Street Healthcare Center

Lancaster Avenue Healthcare Center

PCOM City Avenue Healthcare Center

Residency Program

PCOM programs include a multi-hospital integrated approach. Applications for the residency positions can be requested from the DME office and questions regarding the programs can be directed to the program directors. Total position numbers can vary with program directors' plans and implementation time frame. Most programs are in an expansionary growth phase.

Family Practice

General Surgery

Geriatrics

Internal Medicine

Neurosurgery

Obstetrics/Gynecology

Ophthalmology

Orthopedic Surgery

Otorhinolaryngology

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging

The mission of the Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging (CCDA) at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is to improve the quality of life for all individuals suffering from age-related chronic diseases and disorders. The CCDA promotes a better understanding of the nature of chronic disease processes by supporting basic and applied investigations, and providing educational opportunities for the community, scientists and health care professionals. The CCDA furthers its mission through an interdisciplinary approach combining scientific research, education, and clinical application into chronic diseases and disorders associated with the aging process. For more information on CCDA, click here.

For a complete list of clubs and organizations at PCOM, click here.

See also

*Admissions

*Financial Aid

*Clinical Education

*Graduate Medical Education

*Student Affairs

*Continuing Medical Education

*Registrar

*Research

*Administration

*Library


Coordinates: 40°00′18″N 75°13′01″W / 40.005°N 75.217°W / 40.005; -75.217


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