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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 http://appic.org. 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, 2019.

Selection Policies

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 offered an in-person interview.  We recommend an in-person interview, as it is seen as the best way for the intern to view the internship site for to make his or her own assessment.  However, we recognize that in some instances (e.g. financial considerations), this may not be possible and we will not rule out a candidate based solely on need for a telephone interview.  At least four dates are identified for applicants to interview by phone or in person.  The four dates for the 2020-21 internship year are noted below.  In-person interviews include a tour of the facility and opportunity 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 31 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 13, 2019
December 20, 2019

January 10, 2020
January 17, 2020

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)
ciannaci@kumc.edu

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: Feb 12, 2020
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