PCOM 3+4 Accelerated Medicine

  • Program Description

    • 3+4 accelerated program with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), leading to a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree
    • Qualified students will be conditionally guaranteed an interview with PCOM, an advantage over students at other institutions at the time of application
    • Students in the 3+4 accelerated program can earn a B.S. in health science from Gannon University after the completion of their first year at PCOM
    • Participation does not restrict students’ ability to apply to other medical schools

    Liberal Studies Core

    The Liberal Studies Core Curriculum is one reflection of Gannon University's commitment to its Catholic identity. The Core's design offers students a defined, integrated, shared experience as the foundation for their undergraduate program.

    Gannon University Undergraduate Entry Requirements


    • Complete four years of science courses and four years of math courses at the high school level
    • Achieve a cumulative high school GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Obtain a rank in the top 25% of your high school class
    • Achieve a minimum SAT score of 1220 (new SAT)/1150 (old SAT) or ACT composite score of 25
    • Provide evidence of academic and personal potential, and a desire to become an osteopathic physician


    Admissions Process

    Students who meet all entry requirements listed below will be accepted on a rolling admission basis.

    Affiliate Entry Requirements

    • Achieve a cumulative overall GPA of 3.75 or higher  at the end of the sophomore year
    • Achieve a cumulative science GPA of 3.75 or higher at the end of the sophomore year
    • Complete course requirements as listed in PCOM’s catalog
    • Complete the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), and earn a minimum score in the 50th percentile in each section, as well as a minimum composite score in the 50th percentile, no later than June of the year of PCOM matriculation
    • Apply to the PCOM through AACOMAS by October 31 of the year prior to matriculation
    • Submit the PCOM supplemental application by November 30 of the year prior to matriculation
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from an osteopathic physician (D.O.)
    • Complete a satisfactory admissions interview with PCOM
    • Fulfill any additional requirements as outlined through the affiliation agreement between Gannon University and PCOM
    Each academic year, PCOM will admit up to three (3) students total from Gannon University’s medical affiliation programs. Additional students may be considered on an individual basis and at the discretion of PCOM