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Elective Rotations 
Graduate Medical Education at PCOM

When you select Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, you become an integral part of a patient care team.

Students who complete an elective rotation with PCOM will be provided with graduated responsibility in a challenging academic environment, working closely with PCOM residents and clinical faculty.

Tradition in education

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.

Patient care opportunities

Through their clinical experience, students will have the opportunity to develop skills in bedside differential diagnosis and patient care management under supervision. Completing an elective rotation with PCOM will also provide students with the opportunity to experience the college's graduate medical education programs while considering future residency and fellowship training.

How to apply

Students must apply for PCOM Student Electives with PCOM programs and teams via the application process described on each rotation page below.

Students are not permitted to contact PCOM Program Student Elective sites or physicians directly and will not be approved to complete the requested rotation if the required application process is not followed.

Students accepted to complete a rotation will be responsible for their own housing, parking and meals.

Rotations Offered


Learn to care for elderly patients in various settings.

Internal Medicine

Submit the required documentation to apply.

Neurological Surgery

Conducted through Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, NJ.


Applicants must complete an online application and submit the required documents in order to apply.


Offers student elective rotations and audition rotations at various affiliated sites across Philadelphia.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Applications for audition and elective rotations are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

Affiliation agreement required for non-PCOM students.

Plastic Surgery

Elective rotation offered.


Audition rotation for the residency program and elective rotation.