PCOM Orthopedic 

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Medical Students

3rd & 4th Year Medical Students

Introduction Letter to Rotating Medical Students

Students who complete an elective rotation with PCOM will be provided with graduated responsibility in a challenging academic environment, working closely with PCOM residents and clinical faculty.

As far as what to expect while on your 4 week rotation, you will spend time at: 

  • Jefferson Aria Health - Bucks Campus
  • Delaware County Memorial Hospital
  • Lankenau Medical Center
  • Methodist Hospital
  • St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
  • As an optional weekend coverage, you may spend time with our on-call residents at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. 

Duties while on service will include rounding, writing progress notes, helping with day to day floor responsibilities, and of course, OR case coverage. You will also have the opportunity to spend time in the office, predominately with the program chairman, Dr. John McPhilemy, but also some of our core faculty. It is strongly encouraged that you attend our education on Thursdays from 2p-7p (Rosner Room - basement of Evans Hall at PCOM). You may be expected to read basic XRs as well as discuss classifications and treatment options in commonly seen injuries. If involved in cases, you should be expected to know the basic musculoskeletal anatomy. Rounding and case coverage on the weekends with the junior residents is optional, but encouraged.

Required documents to have when setting up an elective rotation:

  • Photo*
  • CV*
  • Boards score*
  • Transcript*
  • Copy of health insurance card (front and back)
  • Certificate of malpractice insurance (minimum of $1 million/$3 million, current at time of rotation)
  • Letter of good standing*
  • PA state criminal background check (within six months of the requested rotation dates)*
  • PA FBI fingerprinting clearance (within two years of the requested rotation dates)*
  • PA child abuse clearance (within six months of the requested rotation dates)*
  • Immunization records*
  • PPD test results (within one year of the requested rotation dates)*
  • Flu shot verification (within one year of the requested rotation dates)*
  • Mask fit test results (within one year of the requested rotation dates)*

Application for elective student rotation can be found by clicking here 

To set up your rotation please contact Antoinette Bivens at [email protected] 

The 2 residents that will be further coordinating the rotations schedule for approved students for the 2018-2019 academic year:

Ahmed Siddiqi ([email protected])

Christopher Kester ([email protected])

Interviews for the residency are usually held in mid-November.

If you have additional questions please contact one of the current (2017-2018) chiefs:  

Nicholas Grimm ([email protected])

Lisa Kaplin ([email protected])

If you have additional questions about the upcoming year please contact one of the chiefs for 2018-2019 academic year:

Adam Dialectos ([email protected])

Ahmed Siddiqi ([email protected])

Kaela Frizzell ([email protected])

Christopher Kester ([email protected])

Congratulations to the Incoming Class of 2023:

Joseph D'Alonzo, D.O.

Medical School

PCOM ('18)

 B.S. Health Sciences, 
Drexel University ('12)

Interest: Sports, Adult Reconstruction

Anthony Viola, D.O.

Medical School

UNECOM ('18)

 B.S. Exercise Science, 
University of Connecticut (‘14)

Interest: Sports, Adult Recon, Spine

Joe Wazen, D.O.

Medical School

LECOM - Bradenton ('18)

 B.S. Biology, 
University of Pitt ('13)

Interest: Sports, Adult Reconstruction

Juliana Heimur, D.O.

Medical School

Rowan-SOM ('18)

B.A. Neuroscience, 
The George Washington University ('11)

Interest: Sports, Shoulder & Elbow

Robert Brooks, D.O.

Medical School

CCOM ('18)

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
(UW-Osh) ('14)

Interest: Sports, Hand

Zachary Wells, D.O.


Orthopaedic Research Fellowship,
Rothman Institute: Shoulder & Elbow ('18)

Medical School

PCOM ('17)

Liberty University ('12)

Interest: Adult Reconstruction