Rosemont College students who aspire to pursue medicine as a career are one step closer to making their dream a reality, thanks to a new partnership agreement between Rosemont College and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).
The focus of the partnership between Rosemont College and PCOM is to provide a joint undergraduate-professional program of education leading to the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. The agreement, effective as of June 2, 2014, will begin with the 2015-2016 academic year.
“This partnership will provide our students options and the opportunity to attend PCOM, upon completion of the admissions requirements,” said Rosemont College President Sharon Latchaw Hirsh, Ph.D. ’70. “Students who feel medical school is within their grasp can now consider which program is a better fit for their goals.”
The Affiliated PCOM-Rosemont College Education curriculum will consist of two academic alternatives. The Accelerated Academic Program [3+4 Program] allows students who have completed a minimum of 90 undergraduate semester hours to enter PCOM following their junior year at Rosemont. The Traditional Academic Program [4+4 Program] will allow Rosemont students who have completed all requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree to enter PCOM following their senior year.
"PCOM is very happy to have Rosemont College be a part of our network of affiliated institutions. We look forward to working with Rosemont to enhance the professional options for Rosemont students. Medicine and the health care professions need the best and the brightest students to deal with the many challenges in the future of health care and in taking care of our increasingly diverse patient populations," said Kenneth J. Veit, D.O., vice president for academic affairs, dean and provost of PCOM.
Rosemont College is a private, coeducational Catholic institution founded in 1921 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. Rosemont offers a comprehensive education through small group and experiential learning experiences while providing campus-wide academic, spiritual, and professional support. We respect and embrace diversity and individuality and promote student’s lifelong success.