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Trainee Admissions and Outcomes

Internship Program Admissions

Description of applicant selection:

Eligible applicants for the UMMC Psychology Internship Program are doctoral students in APA-accredited Clinical or Counseling Psychology programs. All coursework required for the doctoral degree must be completed prior to the start of internship, as well as any qualifying, comprehensive, or preliminary doctoral examinations. We prefer candidates whose doctoral dissertations will be completed, or at least well under way, before the beginning of the internship year. In addition, we are interested in applicants who desire to become licensed psychologists and seek employment in academic and other clinical research settings. 

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?
  • Total direct contact intervention hours



Amount N/A

  • Total direct contact assessment hours



Amount N/A

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Though we do not require a minimum number of assessment or intervention hours we seek applicants who have accumulated at least 500 total hours of direct clinical contact supervised by psychologists, through a combination of therapy and assessment experience during their graduate training and which are verified by their Director of Clinical Training.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

Annual stipend/salary for full-time interns


Annual stipend/salary for half-time interns


Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?


If access to medical insurance is provided:

  • Trainee contribution to cost required?
  • Coverage of family member(s) available?
  • Coverage of legally married partner available?
  • Coverage of domestic partner available?

Hours of annual paid personal time (PTO and/or vacation)


Hours of annual paid sick leave


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?


Other benefits:

  • 5 days available for professional development activities; 10 paid holidays

Initial Post-Internship Positions

The following table provides information regarding post-internship positions for the last three cohorts (training years 2014-15 through 2016-17) who graduated from our internship training program.

Training Years 2014-17

  • Total number of interns who were in the 3 cohorts
  • Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program or are completing doctoral degree
Work SettingPost-Doctoral PositionEmployed
Community mental health center00
Federally qualified health center00
Independent primary care facility/clinic00
University counseling center00
Veterans Affairs medical center20
Military health center00
Academic health center80
Other medical center or hospital70
Psychiatric hospital00
Academic university/department05
Community college or other teaching setting00
Independent research institution90
Correctional facility00
School district/system00
Independent practice setting00
Changed to another field00
Not currently employed00

Note:  During training years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, the training program was operating as a consortium with the G. V. "Sonny" Montgomery VA Medical Center. Beginning with training year 2017-18, the UMMC Psychology Internship Program began operations as an independent program.