Clinical psychology programs at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine are offered
through the Psychology Department. The Psychology Department offers students an integrated,
competency-based curriculum specific to each program. Internationally renowned, caring
and committed faculty mentor PCOM students, guiding them through the practitioner-scholar
training model and encouraging life-long learning in the field of psychology. To learn
more about the Psychology Department's philosophy and mission, read our Chairman's welcome.
Clinical psychology is a major subfield within psychology and those working in the
field enjoy rewarding careers helping individuals move towards emotional good health.
Clinical psychology professionals work with individuals, families, and groups in any
number of settings including hospitals, academic settings or private practice.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine graduates are well prepared to provide
essential services—either in specialized treatment of certain disorders or in a more
generalist environment—to today's diverse populations particularly the underserved.
At PCOM, highly credentialed faculty present a curriculum that addresses the most
current developments in psychology teaching students the science of psychology with
practical clinical applications. We offer a cognitive-behavioral theoretical orientation
and teach students to apply empirically-supported approaches in delivering clinical
services in collaboration with primary care physicians and providers. PCOM uses high-fidelity
simulators and patient actors in its Standardized Patient Program, immersing students
in realistic experiences and clinical situations. Students also benefit from learning
in an osteopathic medical school environment and from a campus-wide sense of serving
and understanding the "whole person."
PCOM’s PsyD program in Clinical Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological
Association. For general information about APA accreditation or specific information
about the accreditation status of PCOM's Clinical PsyD program, please contact:
Susan Zlotlow, PhD Director, Office of Program Consultation & Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002-4242 202-336-5979 http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation