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PCOM Students Celebrate Match Day


March 25, 2022
A PCOM DO student celebrates matching to a family medicine residency program.
A PCOM DO student celebrates her residency match with her family for Match Day 2022.
A PCOM medical student celebrates his residency match with his family for Match Day 2022.
A PCOM DO student celebrates matching to an emergency medicine residency program.
A PCOM medical student celebrates his residency match with his family for Match Day 2022.
A group of PCOM medical students shares their excitement on Match Day 2022.
A PCOM DO student celebrates matching to a family medicine residency program.
A PCOM DO student celebrates matching to an internal medicine residency program.

PCOM medical students celebrate Match Day 2022 with family and friends.


For the first time in over two years, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) students in the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) program and the doctor of clinical psychology (PsyD) program celebrated Match Day in-person on March 18 surrounded by family, friends, faculty and administrators.

Match Day is an annual tradition coordinated by the National Resident Matching Program, a private, non-profit organization that matches medical students with residency programs across the country for continued training after graduation. PCOM’s Match Day had for the last two years been moved to a virtual event due to the pandemic, so the opportunity to once again convene as a community was a welcome experience.

“This is just the start,” said Kenneth J. Veit, DO ’76, MBA, provost, senior vice president for academic affairs, and dean. “This is just another beginning. Another beginning of another path to a long, long professional career as a physician. I look forward to being with you along your journey.”

Student speakers Connor Stinson, DO ‘22, and Patrick Laird, DO ‘22, took the stage before envelopes were opened and reminded their classmates of how hard they worked to get to this point, and to try not lose perspective. “Regardless of today’s outcome,” said Stinson. “Regardless of what stats we broke, or what prestigious institutions our friends are going to, please do not lose faith that you are exactly where you are supposed to be at this moment.”

Match Day this year was particularly successful for DO students and graduates across the country with a record 7,049 osteopathic medical students and postgraduate year 1 (PGY1) professionals matching into residency positions, according to the American Osteopathic Association.

“The success of our DO students and graduates in this year's Match is an exciting indicator of the continued growth of osteopathic medicine and the remarkable quality of the osteopathic physicians entering the healthcare community,“ said AOA President Joseph A. Giaimo, DO ‘87. “I could not be prouder of where our profession is heading and know the future looks bright in the hands of these promising residents.“

Students in Philadelphia were joined in celebration by their peers at PCOM Georgia which celebrated Match Day for the doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO) program, doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program and doctor of physical therapy (DPT) program.

  • This article was updated on March 28, 2022 to remove an inaccurate statistic.

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