Trevor Maloney (DO '22) March 21, 2022
Match Day 2022
Students from the class of 2022 are celebrating the next step in their professional
journey. Here they share what has inspired them along the way and what advice they
would give to new students.
Where did you match?
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
What specialty did you match into and why did you choose this?
I matched urology in the military match this year! If you asked me two years ago what
specialty I was going to go into, I would have said internal medicine quite confidently.
My mind was quickly changed after just one week of my surgical subspecialty rotation
in urology. I fell in love with the field of urology and all that it has to offer.
I found this field to be very rewarding in that there are very real things we can
do to improve a patient's overall well-being. I not only found the pathology in urology
more interesting than most other topics I had studied, but I also really liked the
balance of outpatient clinics, big surgeries and small clinical procedures.
How did you feel when you found out you had matched?
I think the best way to describe how it felt to find out I had matched is completely
overwhelmed. It is such a huge achievement that you really work towards throughout
medical school, it is a very emotional moment consisting of happiness, relief, excitement, nervousness
What inspired you to pursue medicine?
Pursuing medicine has been a longtime goal of mine. Most of my inspiration to continue
this journey came from my grandmother, who passed in March of 2021. She was a nurse
for over 50 years, many of those years spent in the operating room, and was one of
my biggest supporters when it came to going into medicine. She loved what she did
and could not wait to see me become the first physician in the family.
What advice would you give to a first year student starting their journey?
This will be a difficult journey. There will be a lot of times where you second guess
yourself and why you chose this career, but always remember to give yourself credit.
You deserve to be here, you are going to be a doctor, and you will make a difference
for many years to come.
2nd Lt. Maloney was a part of the Delaware Institute of Medical Education and Research (DIMER) scholarship program during his time at PCOM. Created in 1969 as an alternative to
a state-supported medical school, DIMER provides an opportunity for Delaware residents
to obtain a high-quality medical education.
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