ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY RESIDENCY

PHILADELPHIA
COLLEGE OF
OSTEOPATHIC
MEDICINE


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 Torresdale Hospital
  • Lankenau Medical Center
  • Methodist Hospital
  • St. Chris 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 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 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 six months 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 Residency Program Coordinator Marie-Renee Malvoisin  at  mariereneema@pcom.edu

The  resident that will be further coordinating the rotations schedule for approved students for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Spencer Smith (spencersm@pcom.edu)


Interviews for the residency will be held in January 2020.


If you have additional questions about the upcoming year please contact one of the chiefs for 2019-2020 academic year:

Stephen Casey (spcasey01@gmail.com)

Jeffrey Cherian (jjaicherian@gmail.com)

Spencer Smith (spencersm@pcom.edu)