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Surgery Residency Program

Director: Catherine Cahill, DO
Positions: 40

Attention applicants: The PCOM General Surgery Residency Program does not require USMLE. Please apply through ERAS and upload COMLEX parts I and II.

The PCOM Surgery Residency is a unique experience in surgical training. Combining a strong academic and hands-on program with the assets of a large medical school affords a tremendous learning experience for the surgical resident. Facilities such as a fully equipped animal surgical suite, human patient simulator lab, cadaver lab and laparoscopic and endoscopic simulators add to the educational experience.

Program overview

Residents in this program can easily perform about 200 major surgeries each year and will be exposed to numerous experienced faculty trainers at our affiliated sites. Residents have the benefit of a large and diverse faculty and dedicated academic time including daily teaching rounds, divisional and weekly grand rounds, monthly meetings of the tissue committee and morbidity and mortality committee as well as departmental meetings at each institution. Residents also teach students and interns.


Participating healthcare sites


The PCOM Surgery Residency Program has received ACGME Continued Accreditation.

Application process

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


Notice to Applicants

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


Program contact

For more information about this program, please contact:

Khadijah Ford
Program Coordinator
Phone: 215-871-6730


Department of Graduate Medical Education

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