Rather than participate in one Match Day (as many allopathic students do), osteopathic medical students can choose to participate in one of three matches: the National Resident Matching Program (which took place March 18); the American Osteopathic Association Intern/Resident Registration Program (which took place Feb. 8); and the Military Graduate Medical Education Match (which took place Jan. 13). With each match, students learn where they will go for their medical residencies after graduating from medical school.
The Alumni Association of PCOM recently hosted the College’s first-ever Match celebration at Lucky Strike in Philadelphia, and at Stars and Strikes in Dacula, Georgia, for all students who participated in the various matches, to honor their accomplishments as they launch the next steps in their medical careers. Students were given specially branded “I Matched!” t-shirts and celebrated their achievements with bowling, food and various other activities.
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 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 offers doctorate degrees in educational psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy and psychology, and graduate degrees in aging and long-term care administration, biomedical sciences, forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership, physician assistant studies and school psychology. Our 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 in inner-city and rural locations. For more information, visit pcom.edu.
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