PCOM Students Prepare for Residency ApplicationsMay 24, 2022
As they set their eyes on their fourth year of medical education, students at PCOM South Georgia are also setting their eyes on residency programs.
During their fourth year of medical school, DO students will participate in a residency match. To do so, they will interview with residency programs until February 1 when students
begin preparing their rank order list. At that time, they rank their preferred programs
while the residency programs also rank their preferred students. From there, matches
are compiled through an algorithm.
To help prepare the students for that process, PCOM hosted a virtual residency fair
during the month of April that saw more than 75 sessions from residency programs across
the country. Held annually, the fair presents students in their first three years
of medical school with the chance to speak with residency programs and attend sessions of interest-based
on the specialty and program. During these sessions, presenters provide an overview
of their program and allow time for students to ask questions.
Candace Tucker, assistant director of student affairs at PCOM Georgia, said the annual residency fair is always a great opportunity for students to connect
with program directors and current residents.
“Our students learn about the residency programs’ opportunities, the application process,
what they look for in a candidate and residency life. It's important for students
to attend to learn as much about the specialties and programs and how they align with
their personal career goals.”
The residency fair, while especially important for fourth-year students, was open
to all PCOM DO students. Destiny Sciuva (DO ‘25) attended five emergency medicine
residency program sessions as a first-year medical student. She said, “I was worried
that as a first-year medical student it may be a little early to try and start thinking
about these things, but each program actually reassured me that it's never too early
to learn. Even understanding the process of coordinating audition rotations is helpful
because these things can be competitive and overwhelming. I am thankful for the opportunity
to hear from each of the programs!”
PCOM South Georgia’s Match Day will take place on March 17, 2023.
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About PCOM South Georgia
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) extended its commitment to the
Southeast by establishing PCOM South Georgia, an additional teaching location in Moultrie, Georgia. PCOM South Georgia offers both
a full, four-year medical program leading to the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)
degree and a Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences degree. PCOM is a private, not-for-profit
institution which trains professionals in the health and behavioral sciences fields.
Joining PCOM Georgia in Suwanee in helping to meet the healthcare needs of the state,
PCOM South Georgia focuses on educating physicians for the South Georgia region. The
medical campus, which welcomed its inaugural class of medical students in August 2019,
has received accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association's Commission
on Osteopathic College Accreditation. For more information, visit pcom.edu/southgeorgia or call 229-668-3110.
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