Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine PA Program Mission Statement

The Physician Assistant program is designed to prepare the student for comprehensive practice in a variety of clinical settings following completion of the second year of the program. The goals and objectives of our program are guided by the criteria set forth in the Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education as established by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA). The PCOM program has received accreditation from the ARC-PA and our graduates are eligible to sit for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Examination. This certification is required by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and most states to practice as a Physician Assistant. Students receive a Master of Science from PCOM after successful completion of their second year. 

PA PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

Accreditation Status: Continuing
Campus: Philadelphia, PA
Degrees Offered: Masters
Distance & Online Learning: None
Bachelor Degree: Required
Class Duration: 26 months
Class Capacity: 55 students
On-Campus Housing: Not available
Decision Criteria: Academics, Clinical Experiences, Recommendations, personal interview, personal statement
Seat Deposit: $500
Supplemental Application: No
International Students:  Accepted
TOEFL: Not required
Recommendation letters: 3

CASPA

CASPA Participant? Yes
Application Deadline: December
Deadline Type: Verified

TUITION

Resident $88,319
Nonresident $88,319

GPA

Overall GPA 3.0
Prerequisite GPA No minimum
Science GPA 3.0
Science GPA Method CUSTOM CASPA-calculated GPA

GRE

NOT REQUIRED

EXPERIENCE

Required
Minimum 200 hours
Paid experience with hands-on patient care
Volunteer experience with hands-on patient care
Shadowing a physician or physician assistant

PART-TIME OPTION

NO

WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

For a complete list of the Physician Assistant Program details and requirements please visit the official PA program website.

PA Program Website

Address

Our Address:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Admissions 4170 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131

Telephone:
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