Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, abbreviated as PCOM by Abbreviationfinder, is one of the top-ranked U.S. medical schools located in Philadelphia, PA. Keep reading to see admissions application information including average GRE scores, admissions selection factors and dual degree programs of 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.