The psychology training program at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Department of Psychiatry offers a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology. The program has been a member of the APPCN since 2018 and conforms to the Houston Conference training guidelines. Training emphasizes prerequisites for Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN). The fellowship start date is August 2023.
Clinical and research activities are available with a range of adult populations. The neuropsychology service at UAMS has a strong regional reputation and is staffed by two Board-Certified Neuropsychologists and two early-career Neuropsychologists. Patients are referred from across the state and from bordering regions of surrounding states. Referrals come from multiple medical specialties, including Neurology, Neurosurgery, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gerontology, and Psychiatry. Although the majority of service is outpatient-based, inpatient consults for NPH and Wada procedures are available. Additionally, structured rotation opportunities are available for inpatient neuropsychological consultation in our Level I Trauma Center. The Neuropsychology service at UAMS also serves on multiple surgical teams, including epilepsy, DBS, and brain tumor, and the resident will be involved in these multi-disciplinary consultations and surgical planning meetings. Neuropsychological assessment and consultation are also provided for two multidisciplinary teams including movement disorders and multiple sclerosis in our Neurology clinics. For those interested in neuropsychological intervention, group and individual evidenced based cognitive rehabilitation services are available across our referral sources and in inpatient and outpatient settings.
Although the majority of the training during the residency focuses on clinical activities, the resident is also expected to engage in research, teaching activities, and supervision. Research opportunities exist in collaboration with the Brain Imaging Research Institute focused on a variety of topics, including memory and epilepsy or movement disorders. There are also several clinical databases that can be used for independent research projects. Additionally, residents will perform administrative duties in helping to structure and direct the didactics series as well as manage the referral process for the service line. The resident participates in a wide range of didactic experiences offered in the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery, including Neuropsychology Seminar Series, Neuroanatomy, grand rounds, neuroradiology conferences, movement disorder conferences, and weekly brain cuttings.
Additional information pertaining to our training opportunities, rotations, eligibility requirements, and application procedures can be found in our program brochure. Download the brochure.
Start Date: August 1, 2023
Applications Due: January 3, 2023
Interviews: Will be held remotely in affiliation with the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society with option of remove interviews during February 2023.
Training Period: August 2023 – July 2025