How to Apply

Prospective interns and residents must complete the specified application process in order to be considered for our programs.

Apply for an Internship

All internship applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service for Applicants (ERAS).

Apply for a Residency or Fellowship

Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery and Otolaryngology residency applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service for Applicants (ERAS).

Surgical Critical Care applicants must apply through SCC and ACS Fellowship Application Service (SAFAS).

ONMM2 and ONMM3 residency applicants must apply by completing and submitting the PCOM GME Residency Application [PDF] along with the required supplemental documents.

Geriatrics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery fellowship applicants must apply by completing and submitting the PCOM GME Fellowship Application [PDF] along with the required supplemental documents.

Apply for a Visiting Resident Rotation

For information regarding rotation requirements and the application procedure, see the visiting resident rotations page.

 

Eligibility Requirements for Appointment of Designated Osteopathic Residents


Because all PCOM residents will be Designated Osteopathic Residents, all must have sufficient background and/or instruction in osteopathic philosophy and techniques in manipulative medicine, to prepare them to engage in the curriculum of the program.

The following requirements, as part of the foundational knowledge in Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP), must be met before an applicant is eligible to receive an invitation to interview.

  • A minimum of 140 hours of OPP education, inclusive of the following: osteopathic philosophy, history, terminology, code of ethics, anatomy and physiology related to osteopathic medicine; indications, contraindications, and safety issues associated with the use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT); and palpatory diagnosis, osteopathic structural exam, and OMT.
    • An applicant who graduated from an accredited college of osteopathic medicine will have met this requirement through their medical school education.
    • An applicant who has not graduated from an accredited college of osteopathic medicine must meet this requirement by taking coursework in OPP, at their own expense, including hands-on didactics and assessment in OMT. They must provide proof of all training in OPP.
  • An applicant who has not graduated from an accredited college of osteopathic medicine must take and obtain at least a 75 percent on the Core Osteopathic Recognition Readiness Examination (CORRE), as offered through the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME).
    • This test is administered in Prometric Test Centers, the fee for which shall be at the trainee's expense.
    • For more information on this test, please see the NBOME website.

 

Notice to Applicants

All applicants for the PCOM Residency programs must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 

 

CONTACT US

Department of Graduate Medical Education


Department of Graduate Medical Education
4190 City Avenue, Suite 409
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 1-800-778-4723
Email: GME@pcom.edu