Residency Positions: 20
Major cases: 4,000 to 5,000 deliveries, a similar number of major and minor surgeries
PCOM's four-year obstetrics and gynecology residency program prepares residents for
certification in obstetrics and gynecology through the American Osteopathic Board
of OB/GYN. Upon completion of the program, residents will be well versed in state-of-the-art
obstetrical procedures and gynecologic surgical practice. While under the supervision
of attending physicians, residents are also expected to teach interns and medical
"The volume of cases - in the entire program residents are exposed to between 4,000
and 5,000 deliveries a year and an equal number of major and minor surgical procedures
- and the scope of pathology residents see is highly significant," says Saul Jeck,
DO, program director of the OB/GYN residency. "Each of our hospitals has a slightly
different patient and pathology mix as well as a complete range of services provided
by staff perinatologists and neonatologists.
"Residents are exposed to both inpatient and outpatient cases, as well as clinic and
private practice patients. Residents fully participate in the care of their patients;
they diagnose and participate in surgeries and deliveries under the supervision of
Residents rotate through Virtua Health System - Burlington Memorial Hospital. Each
hospital provides strong clinical exposure to a large diverse patient population.
Dedicated faculty are an intergral part of our training mission and the program allows
linkage for the graduating student.
The first year of the residency is devoted to the study of the physiology and the
clinical course of pregnancy, labor and delivery, the puerperium and lactation. The
second year is devoted to work in the operating room, familiarizing the resident with
OB/GYN surgical procedures, techniques and surgical philosophy.
In the third year, the resident works in OB/GYN surgery and on the obstetrical floor,
taking a more active role in the management of both inpatients and outpatients. The
fourth-year residents continue their hospital training in the discipline as well as
teaching house staff assigned to the department.
The four-year program encompasses the following rotations: obstetrics, 14 months;
gynecologic surgery, 18 months; three months of electives; two months each of endocrinology,
gynecologic oncology and pathology; one to two months each of general surgery and
urology; and one month each of anesthesiology, neonatology, perinatology and radiology.
"The program has a fine reputation and the quality of the program can be attributed
to the strong educational and clinical training components, and the contributions
residents themselves have made to the program" says Dr. Jeck.
Saul Jeck, DO, FACOOG
Program Director, OB/GYN Residency
Professor and Chairman, OB/GYN
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
BA, University of Pennsylvania, 1953
DO, Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1957
Internship: Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., 1957-58
Residency: OB/GYN, Parkview Hospital, 1960-64
Board certified, OB/GYN
Fellow, Trustee, Diplomate, Past President, Senior member, American College of Osteopathic
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Distinguished Fellow Award, ACOOG, 1991
American Medical Association's Physician Recognition Award, 1987
Simon M. Lubin Award in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Metropolitan Hospital, Parkview Division,
President's Award, ACOOG, 1983
Four Chaplains Legion of Honor, 1981
ACOOG Outstanding Service Award, 1980
ACOOG Fellow Award, 1979
Delaware Valley Hospital Distinguished Teaching Award, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980
Fellow, Philadelphia College of Physicians, 1991
Employee of the Month, PCOM, October 1992
PCOM Certificate of Proficiency, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, April 1992
American Medical Association, Physicians Recognition Award, 1994
Certificate of Appreciation, Special Olympics, Inc., November, 1994
Emanuel Fliegelman, D.O. Humanitarian Award, 1998
Primary Care Physician of the Year, 2002
Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2002-2009
Deans Appreciation Award, 2002, 2004
Obstetrical anesthesia, laparoscopy, fetal monitoring, and post-operative pain management
"Effect of Pre-operative Morphine and Post-operative OMT upon Post-operative Pain
following TAH (with or without Salpingoophorectomy) or Myomectomy", Bureau of Research,
American Osteopathic Association, 1996; $20,000, Fred J. Goldstein, Ph.D., Marvin
J. Berman, D.O., and Saul Jeck, D.O.
Salary (2011-2012 Academic Year)
PGY 1 residents: $46,750
PGY 2 residents: $48,750
PGY 3 residents: $49,750
PGY 4 residents: $50,750
PGY 5 residents: $51,750
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.
$800 per year continuing medical education stipend for conferences or books included
Note: PCOM does not provide living quarters for residents.
Residents give and attend informal daily lectures, as well as attend weekly grand
rounds, guest lectures, monthly journal club meetings and all mortality and morbidity
reviews of infant, maternal and surgical cases. They also attend monthly OB/GYN department
meetings, where they present a summary of primary Caesarean sections and fetal mortalities
statistics. Residents are also expected to attend conferences related to their specialty,
including the annual American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists
convention and mid-year postgraduate course.
Residents are required to present a paper suitable for publication.
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 Pennsyl vania, and
computer and computer-assisted learning capabilities.