More than 300 PCOM neurosurgery residents, medical students and supports staff attended
this year's symposium.
The Ginsburg Auditorium was standing-room only during the 4th annual symposium of the PCOM Neurosurgery Residency Program, a collaboration of five hospital sites with approximately 20 faculty members working
to provide excellent neurosurgical training to PCOM residents.
This year’s event welcomed back several alumni of the Neurosurgery Residency Program,
such as Mark Rivkin, DO, with SSM Health in St. Louis; Bryan Bolinger, DO ’07, with
Geisinger Health System in Camp Hill, Pa.; and Christopher Bilbao, DO ’09, with Oregon
Neurosurgery in Springfield, Ore.; and others who discussed cases and treatment techniques
they employ in their clinical practices.
“This is a very unique program for PCOM, and a way to highlight the excellent training
our residents receive through the Neurosurgery Residency program,” said Denah Appelt, PhD, professor, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology, and co-chair of the annual
event. “We’re also so grateful that so many of our alumni came back this year to help
educate our future neurosurgeons.”
The Neurosurgery Residency Program, now in its 35th year, has trained scores of skilled neurosurgeons, and is directed by Steven Yocom,
DO ’93, clinical professor, neurosurgery. Dr. Yocum also co-chairs the annual symposium.
More than 300 PCOM neurosurgery residents, medical students and support staff from
the program’s various neurosurgical practices attended this year’s event. The course
faculty is composed of the residency program faculty.
About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, educational psychology, osteopathic
medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in
applied behavior analysis, applied positive psychology, biomedical sciences, forensic
medicine, medical laboratory science, mental health counseling, non profit leadership
and population health management, organizational development and leadership, physician
assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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