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Orthopaedic Surgery 
Student Elective Rotation

The PCOM Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program will start accepting and reviewing applications for the 2022-2023 audition season by May 2, 2022.

In-Person Audition/Non-Audition Rotation Required Documents

Pre-approval required documents
Post-approval required documents
  • Copy of health insurance card (front and back)
  • Certificate of malpractice insurance (minimum of $1 million/$3 million, current at time of rotation)
  • Letter of good standing (LOGS)

Send all the below documents to melanieke@pcom.edu in one PDF document two weeks before your rotation start date. We will only accept these documents in this format.

  • PA state criminal background check (within six months of the requested rotation dates)
  • PA FBI fingerprinting clearance (within six months of the requested rotation dates)
    • We will only accept the fingerprinting certificate from the Department of Human Services, not the CJIS- Criminal Justice Information Services certificate from the Department of Justice.
    • If you are non-PA resident, once you click on the hyperlink of IdentGO, scroll down to the bottom of the website and click on "Pennsylvania Non-Resident Cardscan Instructions" for further instructions.
    • Please don't send in your actual fingerprint card, it will not be accepted.
    • Service code: 1KG738
  • PA child abuse clearance (within six months of the requested rotation dates)
  • Immunization records or documentation of having immunity for the following infectious diseases: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella (Chicken Pox), Hepatitis B, Tetanus, Diphtheria
  • 10 Panel Drug Screen (within 30 days of your rotation start date) [updated as of 10/5/22]
  • Copy of COVID vaccination card
  • Proof of 2 Step PPD (tuberculosis) testing or QuantiFERON during the past three months
  • Flu shot verification (within one year of the requested rotation dates)
  • Mask fit test results (within one year of the requested rotation dates)

Virtual Audition/Non-Audition Rotation Required Documents

Pre-approval required documents
Post-approval required documents
  • Letter of good standing (LOGS)

Audition Season

The audition season runs from July through December.*

* As of April 11, 2022, the decision was made to start the audition season on July 1, 2022, and end on December 31, 2022.

* We will start accepting applications for the upcoming audition season on May 2, 2022.

* *As of Thursday May 5, 2022, we are no longer accepting applications for audition rotation as our calendar is full.

Non-Audition Season

  • January - May *

* Non-audition season will start February 1, 2023 and end on June 2, 2023. Non-audition will only be for two weeks.

Sites

  • Main Line Health System (Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital)
  • St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • Abington Memorial Hospital (PCOM students only)

Additional Information

Additional information regarding audition rotation for the residency program and elective rotation:

  • Affiliation agreements are needed for non-PCOM students. Please check with your school to confirm that an agreement between PCOM and your school is in place in order to complete your audition or non-audition request.
  • Due to COVID-19, hospital regulations are constantly changing. Rotation dates may need to be canceled or changed on short notice.
  • Six students per month for in person rotations and two students per month for virtual rotations will be accepted for the upcoming audition/non-audition season.
  • Two week or four week rotations are offered for in-person auditions. Two week or four week rotations are offered for virtual auditions. Two week rotations are offered for in-person non-auditions.
  • Please note post approval required documents must be submitted six weeks prior to the start of your rotation date or risk the chance of forfeiting the rotation.
  • Audition rotation is highly recommended to be considered for an interview. However, completing an audition doesn’t guarantee an invite for an interview.
  • USMLE is acceptable but not required.
  • Please submit an evaluation to melanieke@pcom.edu for completion and indicate where the completed evaluations should be returned.
  • Our program doesn't require the Electronic Standardized Letter of Recommendation (eSLOR).
  • PCOM Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program does not participate in the Universal Interview Offer Day that was established by AOA/CORD.
  • The 2023 interview days are TBD.

Policies have been updated as of May 5, 2022. Please note any of these requirements are subject to change as we are trying to accommodate as best as possible during this time.

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