I was admitted to Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's Biomedical Sciences Program, which begins next week. I'm applying to DO schools for 2001, and want to know how competitively the program is viewed by admissions committees. I'm also wondering whether top students are given preference to PCOM's DO program after a year, since the courses are very similar to the first year students. Is this program worth going to in order to gain admission to med school next year? My other option is to work full time in an unrelated field, manage to fit in a grad course or two part-time and hope for the best with the admissions process. Any advise from current PCOM students or graduates would be greatly appreciated.