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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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 students.
"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 attending physicians."
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, 1986
  • 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
Research interests
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.
  • Virtua Health System-Burlington Memorial Hosptial    
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 in salary.
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.
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 Pennsyl vania, and computer and computer-assisted learning capabilities.
Last Updated: 1/20/15