The learning in the first two years of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program is through didactic courses that cover the scientific and clinical foundations of
the discipline, with inclusion of experiential components, and labs for skills training.
Use of standardized patient actors provides a means for gaining formative feedback on the integration of didactic and
clinical skills. Fieldwork and seminar experiences in the third and fourth years enable
the student to integrate knowledge of theory and research with practicum experience.
During this time, students are also mentored through the dissertation process. Students'
interprofessional education occurs throughout the first four years through coursework,
team-based learning, and simulations with DO, PA, counseling, nursing, and other healthcare
Clinical PsyD Internship
The internship provides the clinical psychology doctoral student with an intensive,
yearlong, supervised work experience to develop, practice and integrate new clinical
skills. It represents the culmination of the doctoral experience, the last practical
training step before earning a doctorate in psychology. All students are required
to apply to APA-accredited and APPIC internships.
PCOM PsyD Internship Match Rate
Since 2015, PCOM students have had a 98 percent psychology internship match rate (159
of 162) in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC)
internship matching program. See our Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data page for additional details.
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