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Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus)
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (Georgia Campus) (PCOM - GEORGIA)
Osteopathic Medical School
Suwanee
  • SDN RANKING 3
  • INTERVIEW FEEDBACK 3 63 Responses
  • SCHOOL REVIEWS 4 3 Responses

Overview

Overview

School Stats

  • Resident Tuition $46,620
  • Non - Resident Tuition $46,620
  • Application Fee $75
  • AVG MCAT 505
  • AVG GPA 3.5
  • LIZZYM Score 62.6

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Admissions Information

  • Admissions
  • 625 Old Peachtree Road NW
  • Suwanee 30024
  • United States

School Overview

School Info

PCOM has expanded its tradition of excellence with the creation of a branch campus in Gwinnett County Georgia. Located just north of downtown Atlanta, the campus's curriculum, activities and academic calendar mirror that of the Philadelphia campus.

Curriculum

The primary patient care skills are complemented by our integrated approach to biomedical knowledge that introduces both basic and clinical sciences in your first two years. By learning these subjects in tandem, rather than one followed by the other, the abstraction of science becomes tangible by its application in practice. The study of anatomy and physiology, for example, is paired with learning the principles of physical examination and osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). We use a variety of methods to present this information: problem-oriented cases, lectures, laboratory study, small group conferences, student-centered study and projects, medical informatics instruction and selected symposia. We provide plenty of opportunities for one-on-one interaction between students and teachers. Since medicine is practiced within a social context, the curriculum includes humanities-oriented programs, such as medical ethics, human sexuality, medical law and medical economics. Every doctor must address these topics, and we will teach them to broaden your understanding of changing attitudes and contemporary health care issues.

Facilities

The 20-acre campus, located at 625 Old Peachtree Road in Suwanee, includes the 150,000-square-foot Old Peachtree building which features large and small classrooms, conference areas and study spaces. The Old Peachtree building also houses research and multi-use basic science laboratories, an anatomy laboratory, a clinical learning and assessment center, three pharmacy practice labs and a large osteopathic manipulative medicine practice suite.

A second campus building, the 21,000-square-foot Northlake building, houses offices for administrative personnel, admissions, marketing and communications, human resources and alumni relations.

The campus is also home to the Georgia Osteopathic Care Center, an osteopathic manipulative medicine clinic, which is open to the public by appointment.

Interview Feedback

Interview Feedback

Results Overview

How did the interview impress you?

Response # Responders
Positively 51
Negatively 5
No change 4

What was the stress level of the interview?

Response Avg # Responders
2.70 63

0 = low, 10 = high

How you think you did?

Response Avg # Responders
7.81 63

0 = low, 10 = high

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What are your suggestions for the admissions office?

"n/a" More from this Member | Report Response

"It would be VERY nice if, in addition to the snail mail decision letter, Banner updates could be made frequently." More from this Member | Report Response

"The wording of the emails sent out by the admissions staff is truly unlike anything I've ever seen from a professional institution. Abrasive language and disclaimers stating that the staff won't entertain phone calls regarding receipt of materials is simply baffling, given the fact that PCOM-GA requires a more than standard fee for processing the secondary application submission. That said, I was impressed by location of the facilities and the friendliness of the students. A net-positive impression. But I do think they could drastically improve their appeal with minimal effort." More from this Member | Report Response

"There should be multiple students giving the tours to smaller groups of interviewees. The school itself is rather echo-ey, so it was very difficult to hear." More from this Member | Report Response

"I wish they would call or email your acceptance instead of using snail mail as your FIRST notification. Apparently in-state students receive their letters later? I received mine a week after I saw on SDN that other students got accepted. I just wanted to know!! :p" More from this Member | Report Response

"Keep up the great work!" More from this Member | Report Response

"The only thing I can think of is for them to update the interview invitation emails. It promised certain amenities that weren't offered the day of the interview, like a continental breakfast! lol However, our interview group had some laughs about it and a few other things in the end." More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing" More from this Member | Report Response

"I don't have many suggestions as I felt the interview process was quite efficient. The office was very aware of holiday season traffic and adjusted their interview schedule to make sure we could all make it out in time to avoid rush hour traffic." More from this Member | Report Response

"Only to try to have a DO student do the tour instead of a Biomed student (even though she was great!)" More from this Member | Report Response

"It's seems to be a challenge ensuring that your file is in order. For me, it required numerous phone calls to get my application to 'complete.' This was despite the fact that all of my information was in my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"I would get a little better organized." More from this Member | Report Response

"Complete move toward paperless applications" More from this Member | Report Response

"Let the group know in which order they're going to be interviewed." More from this Member | Report Response

"The interview was more about the interviewers than about me and what I have to offer PCOM." More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"Did a great job. Had packets ready for us when we got there. Maybe add some materials in the pack" More from this Member | Report Response

"I found it difficult to communicate directly with GA campus. A more visible GA admissions number mi" More from this Member | Report Response

"I found the overall attitude of the staff in the Atlanta office much better than the staff of the Ph" More from this Member | Report Response

What is one of the specific questions they asked you (question 1)?

"Do you think weed should be legalized?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to go into medicine and why specifically osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO and not MD?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you hear about GA-PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you want me to know about you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have a back-up plan if you don't get into medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about the research you did in undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"What was asked on the sheet we filled out before the formal interview." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why PCOM-Georgia, and why osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you improve your MCAT score that much?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you explain DNA to a 4th grader?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do I want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are your hobbies?" More from this Member | Report Response

"why do you want to be a DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why DO? Why Ga-PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Osteopathic Medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us a little about you." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you see yourself living in a small town or major metropolitan area?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What specialty are you interested?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How will you respond if you have a bad semester?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask us questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked one question regarding my personal essay for the school." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your undergrad." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why Medicine? Why Do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What issues are going to become important in medicine in coming years?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about your research?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you learn about osteopathic medicine?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why could you contribute to Ga-PCOM if you came here? What could you contribute after you graduate?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Specific question about my file." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you think PCOM should offer you an acceptance? " More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to be a doctor?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why do you want to become a doctor, and why DO?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you have any questions for us?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to offer to the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe your problem-solving schools" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"So what are you doing right now?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I find out about osteopathic medicine? PCOM?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What will you do if you are not accepted anywhere this year?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about the DO that you know. Tell me about your work." More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself, why medicine, why DO, and why Georgia? I hope you can remember all that." More from this Member | Report Response

"Why D.O.?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why are you interested in Osteopathy" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about yourself" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell us about your undergraduate work at Louisiana State University." More from this Member | Report Response

"What brings you here? Why PCOM? Why Osteopathy? " More from this Member | Report Response

"What is the last book you read?" More from this Member | Report Response

What was the most interesting question?

"Who is responsible for opioid epidemic?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They asked what kinds of things I studied with my major" More from this Member | Report Response

"If you were in a group and someone in the group wasn't doing their share of the work, what would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why get a MD instead of other doctoral degree?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you think healthcare is a right or priveledge?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Pretty standard questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Who do you feel is most responsible for the health of a patient?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What are problems with America's healthcare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you laugh, and what makes you angry?" More from this Member | Report Response

"An ethics question" More from this Member | Report Response

"Asked about a specific problem in a field that one of my extracurricular activities was involved in. It was a very individualized question." More from this Member | Report Response

"Discussed what I thought was an important issue in healthcare" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you specific with "personalized medicine"?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Tell me about yourself." More from this Member | Report Response

"tell me about your craziest EMT call / case" More from this Member | Report Response

"What types of medicine are you interested in? Is there a specific location you'd like to practice?" More from this Member | Report Response

"see above" More from this Member | Report Response

"What's your favorite movies do you like? What extracurricular activity did you enjoy the most?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Nothing really" More from this Member | Report Response

"At what point did you know your previous degree plan/major was not for you?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Describe a difficult time in your life and how you overcame it." More from this Member | Report Response

"How was the healthcare in other countries that you lived in? (I had lived in two countries before coming over to the US)." More from this Member | Report Response

"What makes you laugh?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Ask us questions." More from this Member | Report Response

"Specifics about my file" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why osteopathy?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How would you handle failure?" More from this Member | Report Response

"If a mother was against giving her child a vaccine, what would you as a doctor do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"N/A" More from this Member | Report Response

"None." More from this Member | Report Response

"What is it about you that we (PCOM) should know that really expresses why you should be here?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you order a blood transfusion for a child with hemophilia if his or her parents were opposed to it on religuous grounds?" More from this Member | Report Response

"They seemed to be impressed with me as soon as I walked in! I'm an English major so was one of the interviewers. We seemed to hit it off right away. I never expected to love the interview so much!" More from this Member | Report Response

"Would you like to stay and practice in [X] town (Specific to the town in which I live)?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What do you have to offer?" More from this Member | Report Response

"What is something you've failed at and what did you learn from it?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Experiencing the healthcare system in France along with your knowledge of the exposure to US healthcare, how would you say the two compare?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did I feel about problem-based curriculum?" More from this Member | Report Response

"It was a comment that they made at the beginning of the interview. It was something about how I'm a gator fan and how they hate gator fans. =) I was accepted a few days later so... its ok to be a gator fan!" More from this Member | Report Response

"What was your most memorable experience as a medical assistant?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Imagine this scenario. You are admitted to medical school. You are taking an exam and you see somebody cheating. What would you do?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Are you in a fraternity?" More from this Member | Report Response

"How did you manage "near perfect" attendance (info in one of my LORs)" More from this Member | Report Response

"What role do you think you would play in the class?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Do you plan to work while in medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"Why did you get married right before you applied to medical school?" More from this Member | Report Response

"above." More from this Member | Report Response

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Individual Responses

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School Reviews

School Reviews

Results Overview

Overall, how would you rate this medical program?

Response Avg # Responders
6.33 3

0 = terrible, 10 = world class

How do you feel about the location of the school?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 2

0 = Uncomfortable, 10 = Desirable

How is the cost of living (rent, food, bills, etc.)?

Response Avg # Responders
6.67 3

0 = exorbitant, 10 = reasonable

Are the elective rotations easy to obtain?

Response Avg # Responders
4.00 2

0 = difficult, 10 = easy

Select Questions & Recent Responses

What do you like most about this school?

"Faculty are extremely supportive, community is huge here, OMM department is tough, but is world class, personable, knowledgeable professors that genuinely do care about your success and will help you whenever needed, close proximity to Atlanta/very nice area, great peer tutoring/TA/academic support programs, lots of options for clinical sites, lots of established MD and DO connections in a vast majority of medical specialties in the primary care skills dpt, a bunch of ways to get involved, extremely diverse classes, plenty of diverse research opportunities, very tough but doable curriculum with fair exams that tend to be quite boards-relevant, lots of real-life simulation opportunities 1-2nd year, faculty advising programs, great library, plenty of places to study/never full" | Report Response

"the location. Suwanee is a gorgeous city with great parks and great housing." | Report Response

"The people seems genuine, there are a ton of rotational sites, and it's a small school." | Report Response

What do you like least about this school?

"80% Mandatory classes even sometimes around exam time for things like Primary care skills, epidemiology/biostat/Medical law/public health, interprofessional classes, guest lectures etc., no completely dedicated boards studying time, sometimes condescending administration (who we just tend to avoid/ignore) who doesn’t always listen to listen to our problems like the mandatory class policy, curriculum starting from 1st year is very intense from 8-4 or 5 every day, not really allowing for easy adjustment as needed, guest lecturers tend to be great physicians but not the best teachers, OMM courses are tough, with quizzes every week, tough board-style exams, and strict rubrics for practicals, faculty will push for you to take the USMLE but administration will tell you otherwise she to merger" | Report Response

"Administration is comprised of liars, thieves, and scoundrels. What I love about this school stops outside the doors. Once you get inside, the place is horrible. Not physically; just the lack of professionalism, common sense, and ethics." | Report Response

"It's not in an urban community, but Atlanta is only 40 minutes away." | Report Response

Please provide any other general comments on your school

"It’s a great school, but even though it’s been here for 8 years it’s still got some kinks to work out to make it even better. Overall I love it, and made the best out of my experience here. It’s getting harder and harder to get into, and they’re really starting to push for increasing board scores, so they’re pushing for a “changed atmosphere” on campus by making classes pretty much mandatory and interactive, and more clinically based. 2nd year here is no joke, and I mean it’s extremely integrative in systems-based physiology/pathophysiology and clinical skills become a large part of your schedule, so there’s a lot to worry about, but I think that’s the case everywhere. 1st year was an adjustment and got easier, until neuro hit and things got real. Should be interesting how the merger works out, since lots of people entering are pursuing more competitive specialties." | Report Response

"Do not go here. Save yourself the headache. Just one big [email protected]#" | Report Response

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