When you select Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine as a clinical rotation
site, you become an integral part of a patient care team. Externs at PCOM are provided
with hands-on care in a challenging academic environment, working closely with interns,
residents and clinical faculty.
Each month, 100 externs rotate through PCOM's 25 specialty services, available through
the College's two affiliated teaching hospitals - a consortium of over 500 beds. Providing
clinical training through such a hospital consortium guarantees a diverse patient
mix, ensuring students varied and abundant patient care experiences.
Providing quality medical education is at the core of PCOM's rich tradition. Our clinical
faculty is committed to providing comprehensive training to third- and fourth-year
medical students. Faculty at each hospital conduct a formal series of daily lectures
and regular teaching rounds on each service and help students to develop individual
patient care styles.
Through their clinical experience, externs have the opportunity to develop skills
in bedside differential diagnosis and invasive and non-invasive procedures. Doing
clinical rotations at PCOM will also provide students with the opportunity to evaluate
the College's graduate medical education program for future internship, residency
and fellowship work.
Choosing PCOM may be the easiest decision you make as a physician.
Note: The Department of Medical Education can provide a list of possible housing opportunities
Externs have access to PCOM's robust Digital Library
Clinical Rotations Available
PCOM coordinates four to six week rotations in the following services through the
hospital consortium. Longer and shorter rotations may be arranged individually through
the Director of Medical Education. Students may choose to rotate through individual
hospitals as coordinated by PCOM's GME office.
Cardiology (PCOM Students only)
General Internal Medicine
Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Primary Care (Urban & Rural)
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
APPLICATION FOR ROTATION
To apply for a student clinical rotation, submit a completed application
[specifying your request for rotation(s)] along with written approval from your medical
school and verification of malpractice/liability coverage to:
Department of Graduate Medical Education
4190 City Avenue
Philadelphia, Pa. 19131
Click on the link below to view a printable PDF version of the Application for Rotation.
Print the PDF file and follow the instructions on the Application to submit the form
to PCOM. In order to view this application, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader. Get Adobe Acrobat Reader
For information on PCOM's internship, residency and fellowship programs, call toll-free:
(800) PST-GRAD (800-778-4723) between 8:00a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday,
or email your name and address to GME@pcom.edu