ATLANTA – Mercer University’s College of Health Professions, for the fifth 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. This year’s national Phase I match rate is 85%.
Mercer PsyD students were matched with internship positions at institutions such as Kennesaw State University, Adler University, North Texas VA Health Care System, Centerstone Consortium, California Pacific Medical Center, Atlanta VA Health Care System, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, the University of Memphis, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System and Marcus Autism Center at Emory University.
“We are very proud of our PsyD students’ success in the internship match,” said Lisa Lundquist, Pharm.D., BCPS, dean of the College of Health Professions. “This sustained excellence is a testament to our outstanding students, faculty and community partners.”
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 five disciplines: physical therapy, physician assistant studies, public health, clinical psychology, and athletic training. The College offers a doctoral-level physical therapy program, master’s-level physician assistant program, bachelor’s- and master’s-level public health programs, doctoral-level program in clinical psychology, and master’s-level athletic training program. The Department of Physical Therapy offers residencies in orthopaedic, neurologic and cardiovascular/pulmonary 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.