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Westminster College – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 4+4 Affiliation Program

Westminster- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) 4+4 Affiliation. Students in this 4+4 Medical School Affiliate Program earn their baccalaureate degree from Westminster, then move on to earn a D.O. degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). Eligible students can enter the PCOM 4+4 program at any time through their first two years at Westminster. PCOM will accept three (3) Westminster affiliation students per year/class

Please note: Test scores from the SAT or ACT exams might be required for your application to PCOM, though they are not required for your application to Westminster College.

Earn a 3.25 cumulative overall GPA and a 3.25 science-course-only cumulative GPA through the end of the junior year at Westminster.

Minimum undergraduate pre-requisite courses for admittance to PCOM:

  • Eight semester hours of Biology, including two semester hours of laboratory
  • Eight semester hours of Physics, including two semester hours of laboratory.
  • Sixteen semester hours of Chemistry, including four semester hours of laboratory; at least four of the sixteen required semester hours must be organic chemistry (with lab) and at least three semester hours must be biochemistry
  • Six semester hours of English composition and literature

As a Westminster student participating in this articulation it is expected that you develop a robust education in the humanities and social sciences, as well as demonstrating promise of becoming an excellent osteopathic physician. Regular meetings with the Health Professions Advisor will keep you informed and on track. A recommendation of the Medical Professions Advisory Committee must also be earned.

The Application Process

  • Take the MCAT by fall of senior year and score at least a 504 composite and at least 126 on each section
  • Apply to PCOM through AACOMAS by November 30 of senior year
  • Interview formally at PCOM

More information on the Westminster-PCOM 4+4 Medical School Affiliation Program, including specific requirements and qualifications, can be obtained by contacting the Health Professions Advisor, Dr. Marosh Furimsky, or the Chair of the Department of Biology, Dr. John Robertson.