DO, Psychology Students Match 100 PercentApril 14, 2015
As David Raymond Kalodner, Jr., (DO ’15) (right) looks toward the start of his residency
in family medicine at PinnacleHealth Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg,
Pennsylvania, he knows that his father was the catalyst for his path to PCOM, and
“My father [David Raymond Kalodner Sr., DO ’82, (left)] graduated from PCOM and completed
his residency in family medicine at the very same hospital I’ll be going to, so I
am truly following in his footsteps,” the younger Mr. Kalonder explains. “My father
is the reason I initially considered PCOM and eventually decided to attend, and is
one of the main reasons I am pursuing a career in family medicine.”
Mr. Kalodner is just one of many PCOM students who celebrated their match in February,
for the AOA Match Day, and in March, for the NRMP Match Day. This year’s DO class
had a staggering 100 percent GME match rate—62 percent of whom initially choose a
primary care discipline.
Clinical psychology students at PCOM also had a strong showing during the Association
of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers Match in March; 100 percent of students
enrolled in the PsyD program matched to their chosen sites.
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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