Accelerated Bloomsburg-PCOM Physician Preparation Program

Accelerated Bloomsburg-PCOM Physician Preparation Program


Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Physician Preparation Program

Thinking of pursuing a medical degree?

Then this program offers an attractive option! A combined Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry-Doctor of Osteopathy dual degree program that can be either three years at Bloomsburg University plus four years at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), or four years at Bloomsburg plus four years at PCOM.

The first program is “accelerated” and the second program is a traditional length to obtain both degrees. For details, contact John Morgan, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, at jmorgan@bloomu.edu.

217 Hartline Science Center
Office: 570-389-5159
Fax: 570-389-3028

Students accepted into the Accelerated Bloomsburg-PCOM Physician Preparation Program are admitted to Bloomsburg University following our standard undergraduate admissions procedures.

After one year of undergraduate work, you indicate your desire to be in the joint program as either an “accelerated” 3+4 student or a traditional 4+4 student. We then forward your name on to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) and they would communicate with you regarding the program.

If you are an accelerated student, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 4 years of high school mathematics
  • 4 years of high school science
  • minimum SAT score of 1150
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.4/4.0
  • class rank in the top 25% of their graduating class in high school. If you are a traditional student then these requirements do not apply.

While at BU, you must satisfy these requirements up to (and throughout) your junior year:

  • The candidate must have earned (on the 4.0 grading system) the following minimum grade point averages at BU: Science GPA 3.2, Overall GPA 3.2.
  • The candidate must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no later than April of the junior year (or senior year for a traditional student) at BU. The candidate must earn a minimum score of 8 in each section on the MCAT to be considered for admission.

Once these requirements are met, your application is then submitted to PCOM. There are five guaranteed seats for any students meeting the above requirements and having a successful interview at PCOM.