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
- Our non-audition season will start February 1, 2023 and end June 2, 2023.
- Currently, we are only able to accommodate PCOM medical students.
- Non-audition rotations will only be 2 weeks.
* As of April 11, 2022 the decision was made to start the audition season on July 1, 2022 and end on December 31, 2022.
* We will start accepting applications for the upcoming audition season May 2, 2022.
PCOM medical students
-For PCOM medical students interested in setting up audition rotations, the season will start in July 1, 2022.
-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 July 1, 2022.
-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 July 1, 2022.
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)
- St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.
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. Students will attend our education on Thursdays from 2p-7p (Evans Hall Room 334A). You may be expected to read basic X-rays 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Policies updated as of 8/30/2022.
Please note any of these requirements are subject to change as we are trying to accommodate as best as possible during this time.
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