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Application to Predoctoral Program

The program is open to four qualified interns. Qualifications include:

  • Enrollment in a Ph.D. or Psy.D. program in clinical or counseling psychology approved by the American Psychological Association
  • Completion of all coursework and practicums and passage of comprehensive examinations according to the requirements of the graduate program
  • A master’s degree 

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 AAPI Online. 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.  

Selection Policies

The deadline for applications for the 2022-23 academic year is November 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Applications (AAPIs) are reviewed by at least two psychologists. Of all intern applicants reviewed, approximately 24 who are considered the best fit for our program are offered interviews. Applicants who are not offered interviews will be notified by December 15.

This year, interviews will be conducted via a platform such as Zoom. The interview dates are identified below. They are an opportunity for the applicant to get to know us and us to know the applicant. They include an orientation to the program, a chance to interact with current interns and other trainees in our program, question and answer times, and interviews with at least two, and usually three faculty members including the training director and the division director. Usually, six candidates visit on any given date. Interview dates run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a break for lunch. 

Following completion of all interviews, the training supervisors meet and decide on rank order. No interns are selected outside of the Match/APPIC policies unless positions are not filled in Phase I. 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. 

Interview Dates
December 10, 2021
December 17, 2021
January 7, 2022
January 14, 2022

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:

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

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.


Interested In Learning More?

For more information about our program or the application process, please contact:

Charlotte Iannaci
Training Program Administrator
ciannaci@kumc.edu
Office: 913-588-6428
Fax: 913-588-6414

Edward E. Hunter, Ph.D., ABPP
Director of Training
Ehunter@kumc.edu
913-588-6428

The University of Kansas School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS 4015
Kansas City, KS 66160-7341

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

University of Kansas Medical Center
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Mailstop 4015
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6433
Fax: 913-588-6414