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.
Non-Audition Season: January - May
- Due to our adjusted audition season, non-audition season will start March 1st, 2021 and end May 28,2021.
- Currently, we are only able to accommodate PCOM medical students.
- Non-audition rotations will only be 2 weeks.
* Due to COVID-19, our adjusted audition season will start on August 1, 2021, and end on January 28, 2022.
* We will start accepting applications for the upcoming audition season April 15, 2021.
PCOM medical students
-For PCOM medical students interested in setting up audition rotations, the season will start in August.
-Per the recommendation of the American Orthopedic Association / Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (AOA/CORD): Provide adequate exposure to orthopaedic surgery and advocate for at least 2 months of orthopaedic surgery for students at their home program. Therefore, when submitting your application, please give us two different time slots that will work with your schedule. You don't have to schedule back to back rotations.
Non-PCOM medical students
-For non-PCOM medical students, the season will open tentatively in August.
-In person auditions will be granted if: (1) learners who have a specialty interest and do not have access to a clinical experience with a residency program in that specialty in their school’s system; or (2) students who have a graduation or military requirement to complete such a rotation.
-Note: If you fall within the exception category stated above and your medical school is allowing you to complete an in-person audition rotation, the in-person audition rotation will start in August 1, 2021.
As far as what to expect while on your 4 week rotation, you will spend time at:
- Main Line Heath system ( Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital)
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 with some of our core faculty. It is strongly encouraged that you attend our education on Thursdays from 2p-7p (Evans Hall Room 334A). 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 IN-PERSON AUDITION rotation:
Pre-Approval Required Documents:
Additional information regarding audition rotation for the residency program and elective rotation:
To set up your rotation please email Residency Program Coordinator Meghane Malvoisin at email@example.com
Policies updated as of June 8, 2020.
Please note any of these requirements are subject to change as we are trying to accommodate as best as possible during this time.
If you have additional questions about the upcoming year please contact one of the chiefs for 2021-2022 academic year:
Tim Horan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Alfonso Arevalo (email@example.com)
© 2013-2020 Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Department of Orthopedic Surgery, All Rights Reserved
This site has been approved by Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dept. of Graduate Medical Education
Site maintained by the residents and alumni of PCOM Orthopedics
Site last updated 5/19/2021