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Admissions Support and Initial Placement Data

The mission of the Walter Reed  National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Clinical Neuropsychology is to provide clinical, didactic, and academic training in order to produce an advanced level of competence in the specialty of clinical neuropsychology, to complete the education and training necessary for independent practice in the specialty, and to develop specific skills relating to the unique applications of clinical neuropsychology in the military environment.  The program is also designed to prepare fellows for the process of seeking board certification.

Postdoctoral Program Admissions

To be considered for the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, the applicant must be an Active Duty Army psychologist who is a citizen of the United States and must have completed an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) accredited doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. Applicants must have also completed an APA or CPA accredited internship program that includes some training in neuropsychology. It is advantageous for applicants to have had coursework in neuropsychology and neurosciences in graduate school and clinical experience in neuropsychology during the practicum years as well. In all cases, candidacy for postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology must be based on demonstrated skills as a health service provider in the scientist practitioner model. Applicants must possess the Army 73B specialty skills indicator and meet other requirements for selection as determined by the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Long Term Health Education and Training (LTHET) program based upon the discretion and guidance of the Psychology Consultant to the United States Army Surgeon General.  Typically, one active duty United States Army psychologist is accepted for the WRNMMC Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Clinical Neuropsychology each year. Applicants must also possess an unrestricted license to practice psychology in one of the fifty states or the District of Columbia. The military beneficiary population includes a wide range of cultural and ethnic groups, so knowledge and experience in cultural and individual diversity is therefore highly desirable.

The knowledge base upon entry into the fellowship should include doctoral level competency in the following substantive areas of psychology consistent with Houston Conference guidelines:

  • Statistics and methodology
  • Learning, cognition, and perception
  • Social psychology and personality
  • Biological basis of behavior
  • Life span development
  • History
  • Cultural and individual differences and diversity
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychometric theory
  • Interview and assessment techniques
  • Intervention techniques
  • Professional ethics

Applicants are invited to contact the Program Director and current Fellows to learn more about the program.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Residents  Active duty military officers are paid according to their grade and time in service. Fellows are typically O-3 or O-4 pay grade. Military pay rate tables can be found on the Defense Finance and Accounting Service website
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Residents N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for resident?

Trainee contribution to cost required?

Coverage of family member(s) available?

Coverage of legally married partner available?

Coverage of domestic partner available?
Yes (military medical benefits)





Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 20 days of accrued leave per year
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave As needed
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes 
Other Benefits:
  • Compensation: All residents are active duty military officers, who are paid according to their grade and time in service.
  • Liability insurance: Residents acting within the scope of their military duties are covered under the provisions of the Federal Tort Claims Act (Title 28, U.S.C., Section 2679) which provides protection from individual tort liability.
  • Disability insurance Medical and dental care: Benefits for residents and their families shall be the same as those afforded by Public Law and DoD directives for active duty military personnel.
  • Legal assistance: Benefits for residents shall be the same as those afforded by Public Law and DoD directives for all GS or active duty military personnel.
  • Counseling services: counseling and psychological support through mental health professionals will be offered and made available to active duty fellows at no charge.
  • Ombudsman are available to advise and help fellows address unresolved questions/complaints/grievances in a confidential manner.
  • Permissive TDY (Professional Leave): Permissive TDY allows travel for approved professional reasons and is not counted against military leave.
  • Federal holidays
  • Parental leave
  • Religious holidays

* Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.

Initial Post-Fellowship Positions for the Preceding 3 Cohorts:

Total # of fellows who were in the preceding 3 cohorts: 3 
Total # of fellows who remain in training in the residency program: 0

Date Program Tables are updated: July 2, 2020

 Post-Fellowship Placement Setting:  PD  EP 
 Community mental health center     
 Federally qualified health center    
 Independent primary care facility/clinic    
 University counseling center    
 Veterans Affairs medical center    
 Military health center    2
 Academic health center    
 Other medical center or hospital    
 Psychiatric hospital    
 Academic university/department    
 Community college or other teaching setting    
 Independent research institution    
 Correctional facility    
 School district/system    
 Independent practice setting    
 Not currently employed    
 Changed to another field    
 Other    1

Note "PD"=Post-doctoral fellowship position; "EP"=Employed Position (post-fellowship).

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