When osteopathic schools were forming throughout the country in the 1890s, two students at the Northern Institute of Osteopathy in Minneapolis—the Rev. Mason W. Pressly and Oscar John Snyder—targeted Philadelphia as a future home for an osteopathic college.
Established 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 has a longstanding commitment to providing quality care to patients through a number of services offered. Those services include osteopathic physicians at PCOM's Healthcare Centers and osteopathic manipulative medicine practices at locations in Philadelphia and Georgia, as well as practices in Philadelphia and psychology services at the Center for Brief Therapy.
Innovative research activities on PCOM’s campuses range from deciphering mechanisms of cell, tissue and organ development, function and pathogenesis, to analyses of behavior, learning and psychopathology. The overall goal of our research is to develop and test innovative approaches to diagnosing, treating and preventing dysfunction and disease.
The Office of Student Affairs on both campuses provides a comprehensive suite of career support services designed to assist students in reaching their personal and professional goals.
Our dedication to academic and institutional excellence drives everything we do. As a PCOM employee at our Philadelphia or Georgia campus, you can make a meaningful contribution to the continued success and improvement of the College.
At PCOM, you can become part of our rich heritage, enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package, and take advantage of opportunities for professional and personal growth.
PCOM is a special place. Our students share a unique passion and commitment to both their professional ambitions and to the community.
The Office of Student Affairs on both campuses provides a variety of support services to enable our students to reach their personal and professional goals.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine offers programs at two campuses — the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia.
At the Philadelphia campus, students may pursue a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree in addition to graduate programs in psychology, physician assistant studies, forensic medicine, organizational development and leadership and biomedical sciences.
The Georgia campus offers the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, a doctor of pharmacy degree and a doctor of physical therapy degree in addition to graduate programs in biomedical sciences and physician assistant studies.
All PCOM faculty, staff and students have both on-campus and remote access to the e-resources in the Digital Library. Users must login using the PCOM Network ID and password.
Library study space is reserved for the exclusive use of PCOM students, faculty, staff and alumni. Please be prepared to show your PCOM ID to a Library staff member upon request.
Information Technology Services (ITS) is the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's central organization for technology-based services. We are responsible for networking computers, providing email services, managing the College's telecommunications systems, providing technical support and much more.
GA-PCOM's fitness center was built to give students (and employees) a place to exercise or take a study/work break. Student membership in the 3,440-square-foot facility is included in the general student fee.
The center includes a modern cardiovascular and strength training area with a variety of treadmills, recumbent bicycles, elliptical steppers and free weights.
Located in one of the country’s leading cities for medical education, our Philadelphia campus is just minutes away from Center City Philadelphia—a walkable, compact downtown area with a renowned history, art museums, cultural attractions, sports venues and numerous shopping and dining options. Opportunities for outdoor adventures are abundant as well, with beaches and mountains just a short drive away.
Today, Georgia Campus - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (GA-PCOM) offers a range of health-related degree programs, enabling students to gain an education close to home with the aim of serving the health needs of their communities and the region.
The Activities Center is a 55,000-square-foot facility that is available to PCOM students, employees, faculty and staff. The center is equipped with cardiovascular and strength training equipment. All are welcome to attend free fitness classes in the exercise studio.
On the second floor you will find a recreation area with a pool table, foosball and ping-pong. There is an open-air roof deck suitable for deck hockey, basketball and shuffleboard.
The Activities Center provides a variety of services to keep our PCOM community healthy and active. Each staff member is available to assist the community with all of its fitness needs.
PCOM students are involved in a variety of on-campus organizations, ranging from research clubs to athletic clubs.
Every fall, the Office of Student Affairs on each campus coordinates the annual Student Resources Fair. This is an opportunity to learn more about life at PCOM and our campuses.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Commission on Higher Education is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation.The College is also approved by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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