Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Reviews of Doctorates in Health Sciences

  • 13 Reviews
  • Philadelphia (PA)
  • Annual Tuition: $27,952
67% of 13 students said this degree improved their career prospects
77% of 13 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Reviews - Doctorates in Health Sciences

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  • Reviewed: 12/17/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"GA-PCOM is absolutely terrible. The administration does not care for its students. They are very disorganized, untrustworthy, and administration does not want to do its job. They have the most complacent staff I have ever seen. Some professors are good, but most of them are worried about their place in the school. Only care about climbing up through the ranks without making any substantial change. Find another school."
Former Medical Student
  • Reviewed: 6/5/2018
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"PCOM is a well respected school and has history. However the teacher:student ratio is too big, the graduating class had 270 students! Historically, PCOM has the worst boards pass rates. The attrition rate is high. It was 30% for my class. Rude staff!"
  • Reviewed: 9/23/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"GA-PCOM is a great school for those who are interested in osteopathic medicine. The professors are wonderful, and opportunities to further one's education abound!"
Eric Thomas
  • Reviewed: 5/6/2015
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"Leaves you well prepared for workforce, but not much financial help available other than loans."
Alexandria DeCapua-Guarino
  • Reviewed: 9/11/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"The DO program at PCOM is excellent. The pros are a competitive program that is highly regarded within the medical community that provides students with a well rounded clinical and didactic foundation for practicing medicine as well as a faculty and staff that are extremely experienced and knowledgable in their respective fields of education, study, and practice. The cons are heavily outweighed by the pros, but include a lack of on-campus student housing and a high yearly tuition, however this can be well managed with the help of the financial aid department."
Vaishali Reddy
  • Reviewed: 7/17/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"PCOM in Georgia is a wonderful medical school. The faculty and staff do an excellent job of catering to student's needs and providing all the necessary advice and help to succeed in class. Students are also friendly and do a great job of explaining possible questions. A con associated with PCOM is that the campus could use some expansion in the future because it can seem to be somewhat smaller than other medical school campuses."
Rachel Gerofsky
  • Reviewed: 3/8/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
Erin Curcio
  • Reviewed: 2/17/2014
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
Aarisha Shrestha
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
Jillian Ventuzelo
  • Reviewed: 5/1/2013
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"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."
Kevin Leal
  • Reviewed: 12/4/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"This school is very competitive. As it caters mainly to healthcare related professionals, every student there is trying to be just that much better than the next one. It creates a spirited, hardworking atmosphere. On the other hand, the students are all very nice and always willing to help each other. The faculty are nice. They seem to be stuck in a rut with powerpoints, but that will be the same everywhere you go."
Alexis Tumblin
  • Reviewed: 12/2/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"My program, Biomedical Sciences, prepares students for professional school."
Bridget Burns
  • Reviewed: 11/15/2012
  • Degree: Health Sciences
"I love this school, I am not a med student, I am a psychology student."