Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology Fellowship

Michigan Medicine, Rehabilitation Psychology and Neuropsychology (RPN) division, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is announcing 2 fellowship positions, 1 pediatric focused training position and 1 adult focused training position.

The Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Michigan Medicine is announcing 2 postdoctoral fellowship positions in our neuropsychology/ rehabilitation psychology training program, one adult track and one pediatric track. Positions will begin September 1, 2019.

Below is the brochure for our training program. Please note, our program is a participating member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). The program is designed to provide postdoctoral training experiences in accordance with the Houston Conference guidelines, and prepare candidates to meet eligibility requirements for the ABPP Diploma in Clinical Neuropsychology through ABCN.

Michigan Medicine’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Training Program in Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology is based in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (www.med.umich.edu/pmr), Division of Rehabilitation Psychology-Neuropsychology. Ranked among the best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report, the University of Michigan is nationally known for excellence in clinical services, education and research. We are proud to offer a range of excellent training opportunities as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Pediatric Track

Candidates interested in specialized pediatric neuropsychology within a rehabilitation context will be best suited to our pediatric training program. The primary goal of the pediatric fellowship training program is to prepare high quality neuropsychologists for leadership roles and independent work in rehabilitation settings or with rehabilitation populations. Fellows provide care in inpatient and outpatient settings, including multidisciplinary teams. Primary referral sources include physiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgery, pediatrics and the craniofacial anomalies program through plastic surgery among others. Fellows are also expected to become comfortable with the competencies needed in order to provide high quality care within a rehabilitation setting including the evaluation and treatment of individuals with chronic physical disability, spinal cord injury, burns, orthopedic injuries, limb loss, and chronic pain. Fellows will develop an expertise in the complex interplay between neuropsychological functioning and coping with other forms of disability.

Prospective candidates may contact Danielle Shapiro, PhD, ABPP-CN with questions: dnshap@med.umich.edu, Phone: (734) 936-7052 

Adult Track

Candidates interested in the Adult Rehabilitation Neuropsychology Track will have the opportunity to work with patients with various disorders that require rehabilitation, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, encephalopathies, brain and spinal tumors, hematological cancers, limb loss, orthopedic injuries, burns, developmental disorders (e.g. spina bifida), multiple sclerosis or even rarer autoimmune disorders such as Guillain-Barré or neuromyelitis optica.  The primary rotations will involve psychological/neuropsychological services within a multidisciplinary acute inpatient rehabilitation team and outpatient psychological /neuropsychological services at UM Med Rehab, a multidisciplinary outpatient neurorehabilitation clinic.  The Fellow will have the opportunity for collaborative clinical research.  RPN fellows receive comprehensive supervision and mentoring of their clinical work, preparation of presentations, and career planning.  Program graduates are expected to pursue a career in rehabilitation neuropsychology, and recent graduates have been awarded positions in several well-known academic medical centers. 

Prospective candidates may contact Carrie Pilarski, PhD with questions. pilarskc@med.umich.edu, (734) 936-7052

Stipend and Benefits

All fellows are offered a competitive stipend with a very attractive benefits package, including professional development funds and 20 days of vacation time, in addition to paid holiday and seasonal days. Health care benefits are included, and fellows have access to a number of campus services as a member of the University of Michigan community.

Selection Timeline and Notification

Our program is a participating member of the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) and will be participating in the APPCN Resident Matching Program. Details about the Matching Program can be obtained at the APPCN website (http://www.appcn.org). Please note that all applicants for these positions must register with the National Matching Service and abide by the posted timeline. Interviews will be conducted at the North American Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society in New York City. Our adult track will also offer interviews at the Annual Rehabilitation Psychology Conference in Orlando, Florida. We can arrange onsite interviews as necessary for either track.  This residency site agrees to abide by the APPCN policy that no person at this facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any residency applicant. 

Application Process

Applicants are required to submit the following materials:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae, including status of your dissertation
  3. Three letters of recommendation (at least 2 from recent/current clinical supervisors, 1 MUST be from your graduate program training director)
  4. 1-2 relevant clinical neuropsychological reports (appropriately de-identified) that are representative of the applicant’s current report writing skills
  5. Official graduate transcripts (these can be sent directly and separately from the electronic submission)
  6. . The APPCN Verification of Completion of Doctorate form

 
SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
Aaron Quillen  aquillen@med.umich.edu

Attn: Post-Doctoral (Indicate Pediatric or Adult) Fellowship Application

Mailing address for transcripts, as applicable:

Aaron Quillen
325 East Eisenhower Parkway, SPC 5744
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Phone: (734) 936-7052
Fax: (734) 936-7048 

Application Deadline: January 4, 2019 

Program Brochure