Main Campus: Philadelpahia, PA
Branch Campus: PCOM Georgia –Suwanee, GA
Additional Locations: PCOM South Georgia – Moultrie, GA
COVID-19 Related Information
Offers Virtual Interviews: Yes
Requires a Letter from a Physician: Physician Letter Not Required, however a DO letter is strongly recommended
Accepts Online Coursework to Fulfill Prerequisite Requirements: Yes, if passed and taken for credit at a regionally accredited college or university
Accepts Pass/Fail Coursework to Fulfill Prerequisite Requirements: Information Not Yet Available
Accepts Online Lab Coursework: Yes
Willing to Accept Applicants Without Lab Coursework: Information Not Yet Available
The primary focus of PCOM Georgia is to recruit and educate students from Georgia and the surrounding states. PCOM Georgia seeks to retain graduate osteopathic physicians, physical therapists, physician assistants, pharmacists, biomedical scientists and other health care professionals in the Southeast, to serve the health needs of the region and advance the professions of osteopathic medicine and pharmacy.
PCOM Georgia is dedicated to educating osteopathic medical students and serving the health care needs of the people in Georgia and the Southeast by providing a program of medical study guided by osteopathic medical tradition, concept, and practice. Graduates are encouraged to remain in the South and practice among underserved populations where they will have the most impact. PCOM Georgia campus graduated its inaugural class of 78 students in May 2009.
Suwanee, GA (suburban); PCOM Georgia is located in Gwinnett County, a welcoming community with a nationally recognized public school system, an award-winning parks and recreation department, and ample entertainment options including minor league sports, shopping and dining.
Year founded: 2005
Type: Private, Not-for-profit
The doctor of osteopathic medicine programs at PCOM are accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- PCOM South Georgia
PCOM Georgia is located on a 25-acre campus in Gwinnett County, 35 miles from downtown Atlanta. Its state-of-the-art facilities offer students an excellent lab for osteopathic principles and practice, a simulation center, a large anatomy lab and an information commons with extensive digital reference and textbook references. Instructional space also includes two large classrooms and numerous small-group teaching classrooms. A well-equipped fitness center, individual study areas and lounge areas all help to provide a well-rounded experience for students.
Student residence options:
As PCOM Georgia does not offer student housing, the College has no involvement with students’ rental arrangements nor do they rate apartments,managers or locations for quality of service or safety. PCOM Offices of Student Affairs provide courtesy information to prospective students. Students can find more information at https://www.pcom.edu/student-life/student-affairs/. Nearby Suwanee and the neighboring communities of Lawrenceville and Duluth offer a less-hurried lifestyle with desirable amenities and easy access to all Atlanta has to offer – shopping, professional sports, the arts and more.Picturesque mountains and spring-fed rivers are only a short drive away, and the Georgia seashore is easily accessible for a weekend getaway
- Total medical school enrollment: 534
- Total male: 261
- Total female: 273
- First-year enrollment: 139
- First-year male: 70
- First-year female: 69
- First-year in-state: 88
- First-year out-of-state: 51
- Total enrollment affiliate institutions: 1,679
In students’ first and second years, they pursue an integrated curriculum that introduces both basic and clinical sciences. “Doctors from Day One” gives students clinical exposure from the beginning of medical school, with courses in Primary Care Patient Skills and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. The use of innovative patient simulators as well as standardized patient actors provides students with experiential learning and proficiency modalities reflective of actual clinical procedure and practice.
In students’ third and fourth years, they hone their skills by working at hospitals in the Southeast. Students are exposed to a broad scope of medical problems, gradually assuming more responsibility under the direction of experienced physicians. Through participation in rounds, lectures, conferences, morning reports and case presentations, students develop skills in history taking, physical examination, differential diagnosis, and invasive and non-invasive procedures.
Through it all, students have the PCOM community behind the, supporting them in every way to help them become the culturally competent, confident health professionals they aspire to be.
Dual Degree Programs
Five-year dual degree program with Saint Joseph’s University
Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences
First– or second–year biomedical sciences students who apply to the PCOM DO programs meeting certain criteria at any of PCOM’s three locations can be assured an interview. Students who choose to continue on with the second year will earn an MS in one of many concentrations: biomedical research (thesis), forensic biology, general studies (capstone), health and human services leadership, medical simulation, neuro-behavioral science, organizational leadership in the biosciences and public health.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinical Scholars Program
Selected students will enter the program after their second year of study and extend their clinical clerkship curriculum to three years. At least 12 months of clinical training in osteopathic manipulative medicine and scholars gain experience, and skill in teaching OMS I, II and III students
International Medicine Program
Medical students may include an approved elective international rotation during their fourth year of study.
*The information provided is accurate as of April 2020. Please check pcom.edu for all current information and updates.
Admissions Process & Application Information
Admission to PCOM Georgia is comprehensive as well as competitive and selective. PCOM Georgia seeks well-rounded, achievement-oriented persons whose character, maturity and sense of dedication point to a successful and productive life as an osteopathic physician.
PCOM Georgia is an institution that seeks diversity. PCOM Georgia actively recruits under-represented minority students and non-traditional students. Grades and MCAT scores are important as they are some of the best predictors of success in medical school; however, PCOM also looks carefully at research experience, clinical exposure, extracurricular activities, community involvement, motivation to study medicine, and letters of recommendation.
- Primary application service: AACOMAS
- Earliest application submission date: Opening Date of AACOMAS – 5/5/2020
- Primary application deadline: 2/1/2021
- Supporting materials deadline: 3/1/2021
- Supplemental Application deadline: N/A
- Submission timing for best consideration:
Be advised that your full AACOMAS application must be e-submitted, completed and verified by Feb. 1, 2021, to be considered for admission to PCOM Georgia. Additionally, all required supporting materials (required letters of recommendation and the $75 non-refundable institutional application fee) must be received no later than March 1, 2021. However, early submission is strongly recommended as interviewees are selected and decisions are rendered on a rolling basis.
First-Year Class Matriculants’ Selection Factors:
Acceptance by the Faculty Committee on Admissions is based on the applicant’s fulfillment of undergraduate course requirements, GPAs, MCAT scores and a personal interview with members of the committee. PCOM Georgia seeks applicants who bring passion, leadership, compassion and service to the field of osteopathic medicine and have demonstrated these qualities in their academic history and resume. PCOM policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, creed, disability or marital status.The policy applies in recruitment and admission of students, employment of faculty and staff, as well as scholarships and loan programs. This policy also is followed in the operation of all other programs, activities and services of the college.
International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No
- Oldest MCAT considered: August 2017
- Accept September 2020 MCAT scores: Yes
- Accept January 2021 MCAT scores: Yes
Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation
- Email –firstname.lastname@example.org
- Supplemental application required? No
PCOM Georgia conducts a panel interview that may include at least two members of the Faculty Committee on Admissions, which may include an osteopathic physician, a basic scientist, a student and/or an Admissions officer. It is a blind interview although the committee receives an essay written by students on the interview day and generally last about one half-hour.
- Biology/Zoology, 8 semester hours with lab
- Organic Chemistry, with lab*
- Inorganic Chemistry, with lab*
- Physics, 8 semester hours with lab
- Biochemistry, 3 semester hours
*16 semester hours of chemistry including 4 semester hours of laboratory; at least four of the 16 required semester hours must be organic chemistry (with lab) and at least three semester hours be must biochemistry.
- College English, 6 semester hours
- Behavioral Sciences
Applicants will be requested to submit necessary matriculation documents, including a deposit, according to the following AACOMAS traffic guideline schedule:
- Those accepted prior to November 15 will have until December 14
- Those accepted between November 15 and January 14 will have 30 days
- Those accepted between January 15 and May 14 will have 14 days
- Those accepted after May 15 may be asked for an immediate deposit
- After May 15 of the year of matriculation, each medical college may implement college-specificprocedures for accepted students who hold one or more seats at other medical colleges
- Earliest acceptance date: 10/1/2020
- Latest acceptance date: 8/1/2021
- Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes
Requests for a one-year deferral must be received in writing with rationale to GAadmissions@pcom.edu for consideration by the Faculty Committee on Admissions.
- Orientation / start date for first-year students: 8/1/2021
Early Decision Program
- Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: No
First-Year Class Matriculants
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.71%|
|Black or African American||7.9%|
|Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander||0%|
Majors of First-Year Matriculants
Entering Class 2019
Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
- 2019-20 annual resident tuition: $51,972
- 2019-20 annual non-resident tuition: $51,972
- 2019-20 annual resident fees: $750
- 2019-20 annual non-resident fees: $750
- 2019-20 annual health insurance fee: $0
- Fees include:
- Student Services
- Student Activities
- Technology (not computer)
- Estimated annual room, board, books and living costs: $23,409
- Average 2019 graduate indebtedness: $217,124
- Amount of deposit to hold place in class: $250, non-refundable
- Additional deposit amount: $1,500, non-refundable
- Deposit applied to tuition: Yes
- Financial Aid Website
- Enrolled students with federal financial aid: 84.5%
- Scholarships: Yes
- Average scholarship/grant: $4,578