DO and PsyD Students Celebrate Match 2018March 20, 2018
The March 16 Match Day event capped PCOM's match period for doctor of osteopathic
medicine and doctor of psychology students.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine's (PCOM) doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) class of 2018 and doctor of psychology (PsyD) class of 2019 celebrated the start of the next phase of their careers with
a fun-filled evening at Lucky Strike in Philadelphia. The event was held on March
16—National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Match Day—capping PCOM’s match period.
Osteopathic medical students can choose to participate in the NRMP, the American Osteopathic
Association Intern/Resident Registration (February 6), and the Military Graduate Medical
Education Match (mid-December). PsyD candidates also celebrated Phase 1 of the Association
of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Match, which took place on February
At the event, students wore commemorative “I Matched” t-shirts and took photos at
a designated photo booth with props, all while celebrating with bowling, pool and
various other games.
Students reported moving on to residencies and internships at institutions such as
Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Grandview Medical Center
in Dayton, Ohio; and Hutchings Psychiatric Center in Syracuse, New York.
Research shows that physicians are much more likely to practice in the state where
they complete their residency. More than half of the College’s DO graduates stay in
Pennsylvania to practice. Of those, close to 60 percent practice primary care.
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