Neurosurgery Residency Program

Director: Steven S. Yocom, DO
Positions: 12

Our AOA-approved program is designed to provide residents with comprehensive training in clinical neurosurgery. During the program, our residents will have training opportunities in all of the neurosurgical disciplines. We rotate through four different hospitals, including two regional level-one trauma centers. We serve various communities throughout Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey with the best care these regions have to offer.


Our goal is to expose residents to didactic and clinical experiences to train competent specialists in neurological surgery. The program is designed to correlate basic science information with the clinical manifestations of diseases of the nervous system with particular emphasis on those disorders treated with surgical therapies. Our residents participate in two complementary core services in junior, mid-level and chief resident capacities. We evaluate our residents progress through frequent evaluations and performance against yearly goals.

By the conclusion of the program, we expect our residents to become capable, knowledgeable, and caring neurosurgeons who are proficient in managing a variety of pathologies and caseloads. Our graduates have gone on to conduct very successful practices throughout all regions of the United States.


At each hospital, chief residents are in charge of all didactic lectures, i.e. core curriculum, case presentations and journal club. Residents also participate in the education of interns and medical students. There are daily morning reports and lectures, medical grand rounds and mandatory meetings of groups such as the Harrison's Club, Tumor Board, Mortality Review Committee and clinical pathology conferences.

Participating Healthcare Sites

Abington Memorial Hospital Abington, PA
Cooper Hospital Camden, NJ
Reading Hospital and Medical Center West Reading, PA
Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, PA
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children Philadelphia, PA


Application Process

Visit our How to Apply page for detailed information regarding the application process for the program.


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