Partnership Program with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

If you’re interested in entering the osteopathic profession, USciences offers a partnership with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

Three seats are reserved each year for USciences students. If you meet all program requirements, you’ll receive a guaranteed interview with PCOM.

Program Options

Two program options feature either three or four years as USciences, followed by four years at PCOM--allowing you to earn both Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degrees.

3+4 Program

In the accelerated 3+4 program, you must first complete three years at USciences as a biology or biomedical sciences major. After successful completion of your first year at PCOM, you’ll receive your BS degree from USciences. After successful completion of four years at PCOM, you’ll receive your DO degree.

4+4 Program

In the 4+4 program, you must complete four years at USciences in any major to earn your BS degree. Then, after successful completion of four years at PCOM, you’ll receive your DO degree.

Eligibility Requirements

Current USciences students are eligible to apply if there are seats available. Notify your pre-med advisor and apply for either program option after completing your first or second undergraduate year at USciences.

To apply, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  • No course grade lower than a C
  • Desire to become a primary care provider in the tradition of osteopathic medicine
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Program Requirements for Guaranteed Interview

3+4 Program Requirements

  • Only Biology or Biomedical Sciences Majors eligible
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA
  • Receive an MCAT score in ≥ 50th percentile in each MCAT section
  • Submit all application materials on time
  • Receive a letter of recommendation from an Osteopathic Physician

4+4 Program Requirements

  • Any major eligible
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA
  • MCAT score in ≥ 50th percentile in each MCAT section
  • Submit all application materials on time
  • Receive a letter of recommendation from an Osteopathic Physician

Partner Program Application Timeline

Apply at the end of first or second undergraduate year

Students may re-apply if not initially selected

Contact:

Grace A. Farber, PhD
Pre-Health Director

Office Location:

Griffith Hall 212D

Address:

University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

267-295-3157

Email:

g.farber@usciences.edu