In Academics, Announcements, School of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Cairn x Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineStudents at Cairn University now have a streamlined way to pursue graduate studies in pharmaceuticals, biomedical science, and forensics, thanks to three agreements recently signed by Cairn University and the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM).

PCOM will accept up to three Cairn University students per year into its Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), Biomedical Sciences (MS), and MS in Forensic Medicine programs. Cairn students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and science cumulative GPA, take specific prerequisite courses, apply to their chosen graduate program, and have a successful interview with the PCOM Admissions Committee in order to be considered for admission.

These agreements will be of particular interest to students who are enrolled in or are considering applying to any of the University’s four biology degree programs: Biology (BA), Biology (BS), Biology: Pre-Med, and Biology: Pre-Physical Therapy. These four programs were launched in Fall 2018 as a result of funds raised by the University’s Forward campaign.  

While the PharmD program is only available for students who complete a Biology (BS) program, any student who meets the admissions requirements may apply for the Biomedical Sciences (MS) or MS in Forensic Medicine programs. For instance, students in the Criminal Justice program have the opportunity to pursue forensic studies at PCOM after graduation. 

“These admissions agreements with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine offer Cairn students a streamlined path to several of PCOM’s excellent graduate programs, said Dr. Brenda Mellon, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. “They will allow more Cairn students to serve Christ in the fields of science and medicine.”

To learn more, visit cairn.edu/pcom.

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