PCOM South Georgia
Location: Moultrie, GA *Opens Fall 2019
The primary focus of PCOM South Georgia is to recruit and educate students from Georgia and the surrounding states. The College seeks to retain graduate osteopathic physicians, scientists and other health care professionals in the Southeast and to advance the osteopathic profession to serve the health needs of the region.
PCOM South Georgia will seat its inaugural class of 55 in August 2019. The College 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 is required to meet accreditation standards by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) for the establishment of PCOM South Georgia. PCOM’s application has been approved by COCA for PCOM South Georgia. A required pre-operational site visit was conducted 02/14/19. When fully approved, PCOM South Georgia will fall under the accreditation status of PCOM’s main campus. Official COCA action and a final facility inspection in June 2019 are the remaining steps required for COCA to grant approval to enroll students with classes beginning 08/12/2019.
Moultrie, GA (rural); PCOM South Georgia will open its campus in 2019 in Moultrie, located in Colquitt County. The area features affordable housing, an award-winning medical center, abundant recreation and entertainment options, a progressive school system, temperate climate, convenient location and much more.
Year founded: 2019
Type: Private, non-profit
PCOM is required to meet accreditation standards by the AOA COCA for establishment of PCOM South Georgia. PCOM’s application has been approved by COCA for PCOM South Georgia. When fully approved, PCOM South Georgia will fall under the accreditation status of PCOM. Official COCA action and a final facility inspection in June 2019 are the remaining steps required for COCA to grant approval to enroll students with classes beginning 08/01/2019.
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- PCOM Georgia
The 31-acre South Georgia campus is located in Colquitt County. The 75,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility will include classrooms, an anatomy lab, an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) lab, simulation center, small group study rooms, and information commons. The educational spaces include four large classrooms featuring natural daylight and the flexibility to accommodate different uses and styles of teaching. In addition to the modern OMM lab and anatomy lab, students will train in a simulation center with six exam rooms and four acute care rooms.
Student residence options:
As PCOM South Georgia does not offer student housing, the College has no involvement with students’ rental arrangements nor do they rate apartments or managers or locations for quality of service or safety. Moultrie provides an active and enjoyable place to live. It offers all the charm of small-town living, but with amenities that encourage a more relaxed paced life without the inconveniences and costs that come with urban environments. In addition, the reasonable price of housing in Moultrie offers the opportunity to own a piece of “The City of Beautiful Homes.”
- Stats unavailable: location not being open until Fall 2019
In students’ first and second years, the curriculum introduces them to both basic and clinical sciences. Students train hands-on in the Clinical Learning Assessment Center (CLAC) with patient simulators as well as standardized patient actors. These experiential learning and proficiency modalities are reflective of actual clinical procedure and practice. Students also have opportunities to shadow physicians in a wide range of clinical settings.
In their third and fourth years, students further enhance their skills by working in hospitals in the Southeast. They 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 them, supporting them in every way to help them become the culturally competent, confidence health professionals they aspire to be.
Dual Degree Programs
Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences students who apply to the PCOM DO programs meeting certain criteria can be assured an interview.
Graduate Programs in Biomedical Sciences
The two-year Biomedical Sciences program leads to a MS in one of the following concentrations: aging, biomedical research (thesis), forensic biology, general studies (capstone), medical simulation, neuro-behavioral science, organizational leadership in the biosciences, public health and two-year biomedical research (thesis) option.
International Medicine Program
Medical students may include an elective international rotation during their fourth year of study.
Admissions Process & Application Information
Admission to PCOM South Georgia is comprehensive as well as competitive and selective. PCOM South 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 South Georgia is an institution that seeks diversity. PCOM South 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 South Georgia 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 – 5/2/2019
- Primary application deadline: 2/1/2020
- Supporting materials deadline: 3/2/2020
- Submission timing for best consideration:
Be advised that your full AACOMAS application must be e-submitted, completed and verified by February 1, 2020, to be considered for admission to PCOM South 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 2, 2020. 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, GPA’s, Medical MCAT scores and a personal interview with members of the committee. PCOM South Georgia seeks applicants who bring passion, leadership, compassion and service to the field of osteopathic medicine, have an interest in rural medicine and have demonstrated these qualities in their academic history and resume. Note: A complete application requires a $75 non-refundable institutional application fee.
International students (non-U.S. citizens or temporary residents) considered: No
- Oldest MCAT considered: August 2017
- Accept September 2019 MCAT scores: Yes
- Accept January 2020 MCAT scores: Yes
Accepted Sources for Letters of Recommendation
- Supplemental application required? No
Interviews begin in September, and continue until the end of March. 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, and/or an Admissions officer. Interviews 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
- Earliest acceptance date: 10/1/2019
- Latest acceptance date: 8/1/2020
- Deferred entrance requests considered: Yes
Requests for a one-year deferral must be received in writing with rationale to Sogaadmissions@pcom.edu for consideration by the Faculty Committee on Admissions.
- Orientation / start date for first-year students: 8/1/2020
Early Decision Program
- Early Decision Program (EDP) offered: No
First-Year Class Matriculants
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Majors of First-Year Matriculants
Entering Class 2018
Tuition, Fees & Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees
- 2018-19 annual resident tuition: $50,700
- 2018-19 annual non-resident tuition: $50,700
- 2018-19 annual resident fees: $750
- 2018-19 annual non-resident fees: $750
- 2018-19 annual health insurance fee: $0
- Fees include:
- Student Services
- Student Activities
- Technology (not computer)
- Estimated annual room, board, books and living costs: $24,687
- Average 2018 graduate indebtedness: $194,219
- 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: 85.9%
- Scholarships: Yes
- Average scholarship/grant: $4,389