Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Graduate Program Reviews

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93%
of students recommend
(3.98 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 40 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE and AOA
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 2,826
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: ---
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 10% part-time, 90% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $28,364
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

My graduate program was excellent. I feel fully prepared for the psychology field. I had excellent faculty and professors. With regard to cons, the lack of coherent information presented to students was difficult.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

GA-campus: Pros: -Accessible and supportive faculty -Medically-based curriculum that can be useful in gaining admission to professional school -Academic support -Favorable class hours -Research opportunities Cons: Few student organizations available for grad students
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

Pros - I initially choose this program because of the campus atmosphere and sense of camaraderie that I felt on my interview. I would say that this is one aspect of the program that does not disappoint. The individual faculty members are very helpful and many of them put in lots of extra hours to provide assistance if needed. My fellow classmates were much less competitive and much more supportive than I expected. The program is trying to stay up with the times, evidenced by the continual addition of new technology and skills labs available to students. Not all of the changes have worked out well, but I feel that the intentions are in the students' best interests. The school appears to have a good reputation in the clinical setting - important for the post-graduate years. There's a lot of traffic in the area, but the campus is easy to get to in the outskirts of Philadelphia, with a public bus stop conveniently located in front of the campus and affordable housing within walking distance. If you have time, the city of Philadelphia has lots to offer in terms of sports, entertainment, and culture, also all easily accessible by public bus. Cons - Philadelphia isn't the safest city, however I never felt unsafe on campus because there are always security officers around. The program is expensive. There are scholarships available, however if you are from out of state you do not qualify for the majority of them. The administration is generally unhelpful, which can be a pain if things don't go smoothly for your entire time as a student.
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

Great environment to becoming a better biomedical science student!
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2016

PCOM has provided me with so many rich opportunities to advance in my career and form great working relationships with colleagues and professors.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Fantastic professors who love teaching and helping students.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

The pros of my graduate program are that it is a competitive program that not only teaches all of the students but also prepares them to transition into the real world and make a difference in our society. The students are close-knit and support each other academically and the staff always have an open-door policy. The con is that it is located in an expensive city and I will have to really budget to make ends meet.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015

PCOM is considered one of the top DO programs in the country. There graduates are well know in the surrounding has superior. The campus life is very involved. There are numerous clubs and activities to participate in and there are numerous volunteer opportunities. There are many different experiences available for rotations during third and fourth year that allow the student to become the most well rounded in medicine. Training in Philadelphia is an opportunity to train in one of the U.S. cities leading in medical advancements and improvements.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2014

I love that PCOM is a graduate school only. This opens up the availability and access to supporting services since the focus is centered around the graduate programs. I love the staff and the employees of PCOM. A very friendly, down to earth community. I especially love that competition is not encouraged within our physician assistant program-- this really fosters teamwork among peers and better morale.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Public Health
Graduation Year: 2018

I have found my academic experience to be invaluable. I am grateful for the faculty, staff, and my cohort for their support and high expectations during the pursuit of my graduate degree. Because the school is divided into trimesters, there is a plentiful amount of information that must be covered within a short amount of time. Overall, the trimester schedule was okay; however, for some courses I believe I needed more academic instruction that more time would have only allowed. In conclusion, I highly recommend the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. I believe my degree from here has made me very competitive when compared to others.
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