Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine is committed to providing continuity in osteopathic medical education which begins on the first day of medical school and extends throughout internship and residency training.
PCOM MEDNet is an AOA-approved OPTI (Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institution), an educational consortium comprised of two (2) colleges of osteopathic medicine (PCOM and the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine), and more than 40 Hospitals, which provide a wide array of internship and residency programs at affiliated sites in Pennsylvania, Georgia, New Jersey, Alabama, Delaware and New York.
PCOM MEDNet functions as an academic sponsor for the AOA-approved training programs within the consortium, with the purpose of providing them with an additional quality assurance mechanism. PCOM MEDNet may also enhance those same residencies by utilization of academic resources such as faculty development, OMM seminars and training, and research expertise. Thus, partnerships and collaboration develop among academic colleges of osteopathic medicine, hospitals and other community-based healthcare facilities with ongoing on-site assessments of the AOA-approved internship and residency program. The AOA reviews the OPTI on a regular basis—a review which includes the annual reporting of a systematic, self-study and other data satisfying the accreditation procedures which have been established by the Council on Postdoctoral Training (COPT) and the Bureau of Professional Education (BPE).
Through PCOM MEDNet, the College is able to deliver an integrated, coordinated curriculum which serves our academic partners while enabling the College to continue as a national leader in osteopathic medical education.
Up to six grants for a total of $15,000 are available to PCOM MEDNet members. Each grant is to support a prospective clinical investigation designed to develop data such that the study is complete or has the potential to facilitate development of a larger scale, multi-center trial for submission to an external funding agency. For additional information, please download the research grant application and review process document [PDF].RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATION AND REVIEW PROCESS
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