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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

4170 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(800) 999-6998

Admissions E-mail: [email protected]
Web site: http://www.pcom.edu
Electronic application: http://www.aacom.org
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Fall 2008 Admissions Information
AMCAS application accepted? No
Earliest application date: 05/01
Application deadline: 02/01
Oldest MCAT considered: 2004
Application fee: $50
Director of admissions: Deborah Benvenger
Does this school ask for a secondary application as part of the admissions process? Yes

This school requires undergraduate work in these subjects in order to apply: biology, English, organic chemistry, inorganic (general) chemistry, physics, general chemistry

Is a personal interview required for admission? Yes
Are interviews conducted at the medical school? Yes

Acceptance notice to regular application for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Earliest date: October 1
     -Latest date: May 1

Applicant's response to acceptance offer for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Maximum time in weeks: 12 weeks
     -Does the school consider requests for deferred entrance? No
     -Deposit to hold place in class: $250
     -Deposit due: At time of acceptance offer
     -Deposit refundable prior to: N/A
     -Starting month for the class of 2007-2008: August

Early Decision Plan application period for the 2007-2008 first-year class:
     -Does the school have an Early Decision Plan (EDP)? No
     -EDP application period begins: N/A
     -EDP application period ends: N/A
     -EDP applicants notified by: N/A

Fall 2005 Admissions Statistics

  Applied Interviewed Accepted Enrolled
Total: 4,397 610 416 268
In-state: 632 317 237 170
Out-of-state: 3,765 293 179 98
Women: 2,336 368 251 150
Minorities: 1,572 182 115 60
International: 293 29 27 7



Acceptance rate: 9.5%

GPA
Average undergraduate GPA: 3.3

MCAT
Overall score (composite): 8.0
Verbal reasoning: 8.2
Physical sciences: 7.6
Biological: 8.3
Writing: O

Undergraduate Majors
Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 60%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 13%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 15%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 4%
Mixed disciplines and other: 8%

Biological sciences (biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.): 60%
Physical sciences (biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, etc.): 13%
Non-sciences (sociology, economics, English, etc.): 15%
Other health professions (nursing, pharmacy, etc.): 4%
Mixed disciplines and other: 8%
 



Combined Degree Programs
Combined degree programs offered: D.O./Ph.D., D.O./M.B.A., D.O./M.P.H., D.O./M.S.

Does the school have a combined college/D.O. program? No
Number of years to complete combined college/D.O. program: N/A
Web site for combined college/D.O. program: N/A

Selection Factors
Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors and procedures used in the M.D. admission process:
(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Admission is competitive and selective. Acceptance is based on the fulfillment of undergraduate requirements, GPA, MCAT scores and a personal interview as well as extracurricular activities, community involvement and letters of evaluation. PCOM seeks well-rounded, achievement-oriented persons. The College seeks diversity in its population, and actively recruits minority and non-traditional students.

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