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How to Apply 
Graduate Medical Education

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

Apply for a Residency or Fellowship

Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Surgery residency applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service for Applicants (ERAS).

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

Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmology residency applicants must apply through the San Francisco Match at

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 is a graduate of a Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA)-accredited college of osteopathic medicine (COM) who holds a DO degree will have met this requirement through his/her medical school education.
    • An applicant who is a graduate of a medical school in the United States or Canada, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or one who is a graduate from a medical school outside the United States or Canada, must meet this requirement by taking coursework in OPP, at the applicant’s expense, including hands-on didactics and assessment in OMT. S/he 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.
    • View more information on the CORRE test offered through NBOME.


Notice to Applicants

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



Department of Graduate Medical Education

Department of Graduate Medical Education
4190 City Avenue, Suite 409
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Phone: 1-800-778-4723