General Surgery Residency Program | GME at PCOM
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General Surgery Residency Program 
ACGME Accredited

The PCOM General Surgery Residency Program 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.

Positions: 30 positions; 6 categorical intern position available each year

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

Program leadership

Lindsey L. Perea, DO, FACS

General Surgery Residency Program Director
Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Research Director
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Associated Faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, Lewis Katz School of Medicine

William Meis, DO, FACOS

General Surgery Residency Associate Program Director
Adjunct Clinical Professor of Surgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Chestnut Hill Hospital - Tower Health Philadelphia, PA
Cooper University Hospital Camden, NJ
Holy Redeemer Hospital Meadowbrook, PA
Jefferson Bucks Philadelphia, PA
Jefferson Frankford Philadelphia, PA
Jefferson Torresdale Philadelphia, PA
Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster, PA
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York City, NY
Reading Hospital West Reading, PA
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children Philadelphia, PA

Application process

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


Notice to Applicants

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


Contact us

For more information about this program, please contact:

Melanie LaPenta
Manager, Graduate Medical Education
Phone: 215-871-6694


Department of Graduate Medical Education

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