It is a program in which they introduce a variety of courses along with a study skills portion(consits of the first two weeks) there is a week off an then there is a biochem course the following two weeks. I guess they thought I needed it. I think you can do the program if you want, but is mandatory for me. Hey I'm not complaining, I 'm just happy I'm in!!!!
That must mean that the summer biochem class that everyone talks about is in the final two weeks of the summer start program. I am hoping to hear something soon as I am interested in the summer biochem class. I wonder why the summer start is mandatory for some but not others. I will be the first to admit that my grades and MCATs were far from stellar. Like you said, I am just happy I am in.
As far as your question. I do not know of anywhere to stay in philly b/c I live about 25 minutes (by highway) away from PCOM.
Good luck though.