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Residency Positions: 12

Additional information about the program can be found here.


This program is an AOA-approved residency in Neurological Surgery which is designed to provide residents with comprehensive training in clinical Neurosurgery. The program will provide the resident with a background of fundamental knowledge about the neurosciences and the clinical environment in which that knowledge base expands.

 The Neurosurgery program has as its primary goal the exposure of the residents to didactic and clinical experiences to train competent specialists in Neurological Surgery.The program is designed to correlate basic science information with the clinical manifestations of diseases of the nervous system with particular emphasis on those disorders treated with surgical therapies.

 The Resident will also be trained with a basic fund of knowledge that will allow him/her to recognize, diagnose, and treat the Neurosurgical patient while exposing the resident to all phases of Neurosurgical practice.  The clinical material is derived primarily from two complementary core services with residents participating on each service in junior, mid-level and chief resident capacities. 

Steven S. Yocom, DO
Program Director, Neurological Surgery
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Specialty Neurological Surgery
Steven S. Yocom, DO
Program Director, Neurological Surgery
  • BS, Biology, Albright College, 1985-1989
  • DO, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1989-1993
  • Internship: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1993-1994
  • Residency:  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Neurosurgery, 1994-1999


  • Board Certified in Neurosurgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, 2002-present
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
  • American College of Osteopathic Surgeons
  • American Board of Neurological Surgeons
  • American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons
Neurological Surgery
  • Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Cooper Hospital
  • Geisinger Medical Center
  • Reading Hospital
Salary (2014-2015 Academic Year)
  • PGY 2 residents: $49,500
  • PGY 2 residents: $51,500
  • PGY 3 residents: $52,500
  • PGY 4 residents: $53,500
  • PGY 5 residents: $54,500
  • PGY 6 residents: $54,500
  • Point of Service or HMO health insurance, including major medical, prescription and dental health coverage for residents and their families during the contract year.
  • Professional liability and disability insurance.
  • $200 per year continuing medical education stipend for conferences or books.
Note: PCOM does not provide living quarters for residents.
At each hospital, chief residents are in charge of all didactic lectures, i.e., core curriculum, case presentations and journal club. Residents also participate in the education of interns and medical students. There are daily morning reports and lectures, medical grand rounds and mandatory meetings of groups such as the Harrison's Club, Tumor Board, Mortality Review Committee and clinical pathology conferences.
Educational Resources
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.
Last Updated: 9/15/15