PsyD program has eighth consecutive 100% internship match rate

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Group of PsyD students in white coats smiling
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Class of 2025. Photo by Leah Yetter

ATLANTA — Mercer University’s College of Health Professions, for the eighth consecutive year, has a 100% Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) match rate for students in the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) degree program.

Mercer PsyD students were matched with internship positions at institutions such as the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, the University of Alabama at Birmingham-Birmingham VA Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburg, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System, the University of South Carolina, VA St. Louis Health Care System, Centerstone Consortium, Miami VA Healthcare System, Georgia State University, and the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center at Lackland Air Force Base.

“We are very proud of our PsyD students’ success in the internship match,” said Dr. Lisa Lundquist, dean and professor in the College of Health Professions. “This sustained excellence is a testament to our students’ outstanding performance, faculty’s impressive mentorship and teaching, and stellar community partners in experiential education.”

APPIC’s two-phase internship matching program provides an orderly process to help applicants obtain positions in psychology internship programs of their choice, and to help internship programs obtain applicants of their choice. Similar matching programs are in use in many other health professions, including medicine.

Mercer’s PsyD program, offered on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta, is a five-year course of study designed to produce graduates who are eligible for licensure as practicing clinical psychologists, particularly in interdisciplinary healthcare settings. Students are led by a distinguished faculty in a stimulating learning environment of integrated didactic courses and a variety of clinical experiences.

About the College of Health Professions

Mercer University’s College of Health Professions is composed of six disciplines: physical therapy, physician assistant studies, public health, clinical psychology, athletic training, and kinesiology. The College offers a doctoral-level physical therapy program; master’s-level physician assistant program; bachelor’s-, master’s-, and doctoral-level public health programs, doctoral-level program in clinical psychology, master’s-level athletic training program, and bachelor’s-level kinesiology program. The Department of Physical Therapy also offers residencies in orthopaedic, neurologic, cardiovascular/pulmonary, and wound management physical therapy; a fellowship in orthopaedic manual physical therapy; and an onsite clinic. Each program is housed in a department that provides students with comprehensive didactic courses taught by an extraordinary faculty and extensive clinical experience enhanced by outstanding service-learning opportunities. For more information, visit chp.mercer.edu.