Lycoming College strengthens pathway to PCOM medical degree

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Feb. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Lycoming College has announced preferred admission for qualified students to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) for its Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree program. The recently signed articulation agreement includes a commitment by PCOM to offer up to three spots annually for Lycoming College graduates who meet entrance requirements and are approved by the admissions committee at the private, not-for-profit medical school in Philadelphia, beginning in the 2023-24 academic year.

Lycoming College announces preferred admission to PCOM Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine program

For more than a century, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach—treating people, not just symptoms. The program is accredited by the Commission of Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association. Graduates of PCOM can enter a wide variety of specialties including:

  • General practice
  • General internal medicine
  • OB/GYN
  • Pediatrics
  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pathology
  • Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Physical Medicine and Rehab
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Urological Surgery
  • Urology

“We are delighted to be working with PCOM to help guide highly-capable students toward a path that will help them fulfill their dreams of serving communities as health care providers,” said Kent C. Trachte, president of Lycoming College. “Lycoming College has a long history of graduating high-performing students who are medical school-bound. This agreement will increase medical school admissions for our students and provide a clear pathway from enrollment at Lycoming College through completion of the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.”

Lycoming College’s curriculum offers multiple majors that can serve as a pathway to health professions including biology, biochemistry, neuroscience, and psychology. With faculty dedicated exclusively to the education of undergraduate students, an abundance of opportunities for research experience in top-notch facilities, internships with regional health and human services organizations, and close mentorship through our interdisciplinary Health Professions Advisory Committee (HPAC), Lycoming students are prepared to become exceptional health care providers and leaders.

“Our agreement with Lycoming College directly supports the PCOM mission to educate health professionals to care for the whole person and advance the health of diverse communities,” said PCOM President and CEO Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81. “We hope that this partnership ultimately improves access to high-quality health care.”

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About Lycoming College

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected liberal arts colleges. Today, our community of 1,200 active learners from 31 states and territories and 15 countries comprises a student body that is 35 percent domestic students of color or international, all of whom work with our renowned scholars to craft customized combinations of market-driven majors, minors and concentrations across our 40+ academic programs. Students compete in 19 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internship experiences, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming College has one of the highest endowment-per-student ratios in the country. The institution is a member of the Annapolis Group of Liberal Arts Colleges and is recognized by The Princeton Review as one of The 388 Best Colleges. Lycoming College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education for all students. Learn more at

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