UPMC's five-year Osteopathic Surgical Residency Program is based at UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic and approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS) to train 15 residents. The program is accredited with ACGME. The program will accept osteopathic and allopathic residents.
**COVID-19 update as of 6/15/2020: due to limited PPE and social distancing, we are limiting the number of students on clinical rotation to 5-6 students per month.
Our Osteopathic Surgical Residency Program mission is to help you prepare for ACOS/ACS membership and certification by developing:
Our Osteopathic Surgical Residency Program is designed to provide you with ever-increasing patient care responsibilities and allow you to achieve full competence in all aspects of surgical disease, including open, laparoscopic and robotic procedures. You will participate in inpatient and outpatient care from your patient's initial visit and preoperative assessment through hospitalization and post-discharge care.
You will also have access to state-of-the art facilities throughout the UPMC Pinnacle system. The Community Campus includes:
In order to provide you with the best general surgery training, UPMC Pinnacle has developed affiliations that will allow you to do rotations at several nationally renowned institutions, including:
UPMC currently has 132 physicians on its surgical staff, including eight osteopathic general surgeons who primarily work from UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic.
To be considered for the Osteopathic Surgical Residency Program, you must apply through ERAS. You will be contacted by phone or email to schedule your interview, which will occur during your senior year between September and November.
We encourage all prospective osteopathic surgery residents to consider a clerkship on our Community Campus. The clerkship program allows our staff to get to know you and learn about your strengths, weaknesses, motivations and suitability for residency.
Our program also participates in the Linked Intern/Residency Program. If you are an outside applicant, you can apply by submitting your application to UPMC Department of Medical Education.
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