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Information for Applicants

Application to Predoctoral Program

The program is open to six qualified interns.  Qualifications include enrollment in a Ph.D. or Psy.D. program in clinical or counseling psychology approved by the American Psychological Association.  Interns should have completed all coursework and practicums, and have passed their comprehensive examinations according to the requirements of their graduate program.  A master's degree is required.  Preference is given to those candidates whose practicums and coursework have prepared them most closely for work in the academic medical center setting (e.g. evaluation and treatment experiences in medical settings, working familiarity with diagnostic criteria for mental disorders).

Intern candidates apply to the Program by completing an application through the Association of Post-doctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), by way of the AAPI Online at Three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the AAPI Online. No additional information is required.  No application materials need to be, or should be, submitted by mail.  Application Deadline:  November 15, 2020.

Selection Policies

The deadline for applications for the 2021-22 academic year is November 15, 2020, at 11:59 PM. Applications (AAPI's) are reviewed by at least two psychologists. Of all interns evaluated, approximately 24 who are considered to be the best fit for our program are offed an interview. This year, due to the pandemic, all interviews will be conducted remotely using the Zoom platform. Four dates are identified for the interviews for the 2021-22 academic year as noted below. Interviews include a virtual tour of the facilities and opportunities to interact with faculty and current interns.  Applicants who are not selected for an interview will be notified as soon as possible, but at least by December 15 of the year in which they have applied.  At least two, and usually three, faculty members interview with applicants.  The Training Supervisors then meet to consider which interns to rank in the Match.  No interns are selected outside of the Match, according to Match/APPIC policies unless positions are not filled.  In the event of unfilled positions following both phases of the Match, candidates may be selected from outside of the Match and from applicants who have not matched, but always based on evaluation of the written application or AAPI by the Training Director and at least one other Training Supervisor, as well as by an interview and evaluation by the same. 

The Internship Training Program at The University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Psychology, is accredited by The American Psychological Association. The address and telephone number of the Commission on Accreditation is listed below:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC · 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979

Interview Dates:

December 4, 2020
December 11, 2020
December 18 2020
January 8, 2021

If you have any questions regarding applying to our program, please contact: 

Charlotte Iannaci
Training Program Administrator

The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
3901 Rainbow Blvd., MS 4015
Kansas City, KS 66160-7341
(913) 588-6428 (Office)
(913) 588-6414 (Fax)

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

Last modified: Oct 27, 2020