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Visiting Resident Rotations

Visiting residents wishing to spend elective time at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine must meet certain rotation requirements and follow the specified application procedure.

Visiting Resident Rotation Requirements

All visiting residents:

  • Must have completed PGY-1 year.
  • Must have a valid Pennsylvania training license.

Application Procedure

Visiting Residents wishing to spend elective time at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine should submit the visiting resident application form at least three months prior to the start of the rotation directly to the department (see contact information below) in which the training will take place. Approval is at the discretion of the program director.


Once the rotation has been approved by the program director, a letter of good standing from your residency's program director must be submitted to the department to which you are applying. The letter must include a statement that your salary, benefits and malpractice will be covered in full during your rotation at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

You must also submit the following documentation along with the good standing letter:

  • Immunizations (Measles, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hepatitis B, TB Surveillance)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of medical school diploma
  • Copy of Pennsylvania training license
  • Proof of criminal background check
  • Documentation of completed HIPAA training
  • Program Letter of Agreement (PLA)

Contact Information

Geriatric Medicine

Melanie LaPenta
Email: | Phone: 215-871-6694

Hospice and Palliative Care

Melanie LaPenta
Email: | Phone: 215-871-6694


Mary Wilson
Email: | Phone: 215-871-6482

Plastic Surgery

Melanie LaPenta
Email: | Phone: 215-871-6694