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.
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.
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.
Each elective application is for medical students enrolled in United States medical schools which have been accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. Eligible applicants must be applying for elective rotations during their third and fourth year of medical school.
To apply for an elective rotation, please submit the appropriate completed application with the required documents. Each required document must be submitted in a separate labeled attachment. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
Applications will be accepted on the first business day of January each academic year. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing. Applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the start of the requested rotation dates to be considered for approval.
Students must apply for PCOM Student Electives with PCOM programs and teams via the application process as outlined. 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.