The PCOM General Surgery Residency is a unique experience in surgical training. Combining a strong academic and hands-on program with the assets of a large medical
school, affords a tremendous learning experience for the surgical resident. Facilities such as a fully equipped animal surgical suite, human patient simulator
lab, cadaver lab, and laparoscopic and endoscopic simulators add to the educational
Residents in this program can easily perform about 200 major surgeries each year and
will be exposed to numerous experienced faculty trainers at our affiliated sites. Premium training locations include the world?s finest cancer facility at Memorial
Sloan Kettering in New York City, Level 1 trauma center at Cooper Hospital in Camden,
New Jersey, state of the art cardio-thoracic surgery at Deborah Heart and Lung Center
in Browns Mills, New Jersey, and Penn Trauma at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. This coupled with six core general surgery facilities makes for an outstanding experience.
Residents have the benefit of a large and diverse faculty and dedicated academic time
in the form of a weekly Grand Rounds Series. Research facilities and guidance are
also available on campus.
PCOM's Surgical Residency has also positioned itself to provide access to fellowships
in Plastics, Peripheral Vascular, Cardio-Thoracic, and Trauma Surgery. Approximately eighty percent of PCOM Residents complete fellowship training. Arthur J. Sesso, D.O., Program Director, states, "The scope and diversity of this
program is second to none."
Henry E. D'Alonzo Award for Interns 1981-1982
Intern of the Year Award for Outstanding Teaching and Clinical Skills
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1982
Survivors Club, Intern of the Year Award 1982
Henry E. D'Alonzo Resident Award 1982-1983
Resident of the Year Award for Outstanding Teaching and Clinical Skills
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1983
Survivors Club, Resident of the Year Award 1983
Chief Surgical Resident, 1983
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Chief Surgical Resident, 1985-1986
Merck, Sharp, & Dohme - National Surgical Award for Literary Achievements
Resident of the year 1985-1986
Chief of the Surgical Residents Clinic 1984-1986
Teacher of the Year Award Intern Class
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 1987
Clinical Professor of the Year
Student Class 1987
Student Council Teacher of the Year
Student Class 1996-1997
Lindback Award Winner, 2006
Deans Appreciation Award, 2006
Alumni Certificate of Merit, 2006
Alumni Certificate of Honor, 2009
Daily teaching rounds, monthly meetings of the tissue committee, morbidity and mortality
committee, and divisional, weekly grand rounds and departmental meetings at each institution.
Residents also teach students and interns.
Residents have access to PCOM's 60,000-volume medical library, on-line access to the
Medline database and on-line access to every medical library in Pennsylvania, and
computer and computer-assisted learning capabilities through Blackboard.