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Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Application and Selection Procedures

Qualified applicants will be students currently enrolled in an APA-accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology. Applicants should have all coursework completed prior to internship year. Preference will be given to applicants who have already proposed or defended their dissertation. Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin encourages applicants from under-represented minority groups, women, and those with disabilities to apply.

Given the health psychology and academic medicine focus of this residency, candidates with relevant training and practicum experience in health settings (e.g., hospitals, academic medical centers, integrated primary care settings) will be most competitive. A balance of psychotherapy, behavioral medicine interventions, and psychological assessment common in health psychology will be present in the most appropriate candidates. Applicants will need to have significant experience working with adults and patients with a comorbid medical diagnosis.

This internship seeks to train academic health psychologists; as such, those interested in practicing health psychology and behavioral medicine in a clinic, hospital, or academic medical setting will be preferred. A preferred candidate would have a breadth of experience in general adult mental health (assessment, testing, and therapy) as well as at least one practicum in a health setting. Relevant health psychology research is considered during the selection process, particularly as it pertains to population health; however, clinical experience is more heavily weighed. Applicants will have a minimum of 400 hours of APPI intervention and 50 APPI assessment hours to be the most competitive candidate.

You can download a printable version of our official Residency Brochure (PDF), and contact the Health Psychology Residency Program Coordinator with any requests for further information. View the program Policies and Procedures Manual (PDF).

Employment Eligibility Requirements

Wisconsin Caregiver Background Regulations

Wisconsin Caregiver Background Regulations

The Medical College of Wisconsin has eligibility requirements for employment.

According to the Wisconsin Caregiver Law, any employer identified as a caregiver institution must conduct background checks. On background checks, applicants must disclose all crimes and offenses including all civil forfeitures, misdemeanors, ordinance violations, or fines. Applicants will also need to disclose any pending charges for crimes or offenses including civil forfeitures, misdemeanors, ordnance violations, or fines. Failure to disclose this information on your application or misrepresentation of a disclosure will be considered falsification and will remove you from eligibility for employment.

Please refer to the Wisconsin Caregiver Background Regulations and the list of Offenses Affecting Caregiver Eligibility to determine disqualifying events. All disclosures will be evaluated for relevancy to the job.

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Application Process

Please submit application materials through the online Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) application process. The application deadline is: November 15. Included in the application materials are:

  • APPIC Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI Online)
  • Curriculum vitae illustrating past clinical and relevant research experience
  • Graduate transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation

Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data Tables

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Contact Us

Health Psychology Residency Educational Coordinator
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Tosa Health Center, 3rd Floor
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

HealthPsychology@mcw.edu

A select group of applicants will be invited to interview in person. Notification of interview status will be given no later than December 15. Interviews will be scheduled with the Health Psychology Residency Program Coordinator.