VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
Ann Arbor Michigan
This Psychology Postdoctoral Training Program is part of the UM/VA Postdoctoral Consortium. The Fellowship Program currently has seven fellows, three in Mental Health, two in SMITREC (HSR&D), and two in Neuropsychology. The Mental Health positions are each one year. The Neuropsychology and SMITREC positions are each two years, with one new fellow each year.
The goals of the Fellowship generally are to:
The Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship is a two-year program, organized to conform closely to the Houston Conference Guidelines (Hannay, 1998). The first year concentrations will be in traumatic brain injury (TBI) (major concentration) and chronic pain care (minor concentration). The second year clinical concentrations will be in geriatric neuropsychology (major) and palliative care (minor). Beyond adhering to the general framework of Neuropsychology specialty training, Fellows need training for the full range of VA needs where they practice. There is a pressing need for VA specialists who can assess and treat veterans suspected of having TBI, but also for needs relating to other eras of service. Patients have complex needs from the Vietnam and Gulf I eras, and the need for Geriatric Neuropsychology specialists is pressing.
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Minimal Requirements: US citizenship, APA-accredited internship & doctoral degree in Psychology expected by September 1 of the year the fellowship begins.
The 2011 stipend for the program is $44,165 for the year, paid biweekly (includes Ann Arbor Locality Based Pay). Benefits include 13 vacation days, 13 sick days, 10 federal holidays, leave for educational and professional activities, and eligibility for health insurance. Malpractice coverage is provided under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
This fellowship program is not currently accredited by the American Psychological Association. However, a Self Study for a Consortium made up of this program and the postdoctoral training program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan has been sent to the Accreditation Office and we are hopeful that we will have a site visit in the fall and eventual accreditation.
Electronic applications are encouraged but not required. Send cover letter, vita, transcript of graduate program (unofficial copy is OK), 3 letters of recommendation & 2 professional writing samples (i.e., deidentified/redacted report and/or article reprint) to:
Kenneth M. Adams, Ph.D., ABPP
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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor MI 48105
Application Review begins in mid-January. Our VA is joining the group of VAs that will call top candidates in February. We will participate in the APPCN Match for the one Neuropsychology position and will be interviewing candidates at the INS meeting in Montreal in early February, 2012. Neuropsychology applicants should contact the Training Coordinator ( Timothy.Delong@va.gov) for interview times. Rankings for the NP position will be submitted in February and Match results will be announced in March of 2012). See APPCN Match Home Page and click here for Significant dates for the APPCN Match in 2013 (This information will become available in November 2012).
Recent Updates: September 28, 2011 (Update application deadlines and APPCN information; update status of Consortium)