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Postdoctoral Residency Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Post-doctoral Residency Program Tables

Date Program Tables are updated: August 9, 2021

Program Disclosures

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Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution's affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values. ______ Yes
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Postdoctoral Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program's policies on resident selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
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.
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
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 (adam.h.minniear.civ@mail.mil) 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. For example, an Army fellow at the rank of Captain (O-3) with 4 years of service would receive a salary of $72,273.60 in 2021.
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)

No

Yes

Yes

No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) N/A; 20 days of accrued leave per year
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave N/A; 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:

(An Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

  2018-2021
Total # of fellows who were in the preceding 3 cohorts 3
Total # of fellows who remain in training in the fellowship program 0
Post-Fellowship Placement Setting: PD EP
Academic teaching 0 0
Community mental health center 0 0
Consortium 0 0
University counseling center 0 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 0 0
Psychiatric facility 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
Health maintenance organization 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 0 0
Other 0 3 (Military Health Center)

Note "PD"=Post-doctoral fellowship position; "EP"=Employed Position (post-fellowship). Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.

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