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Design of Residency

The residency in neuropsychology is designed to provide extensive didactic training, clinical assessment, treatment experiences in neuropsychology, and ​future development of research skills. Residency activities include both general and specific elements. Residents have the opportunity to choose certain clinical and research activities to fit with their goals and interests which is implemented and determined by their training plan. Additionally, residents work closely with one or more faculty members to develop and execute at least one research project or paper each year.

Scope of the Residency


The residency includes didactics which are common for residents in all of the emphasis areas as well as specific didactics for the Clinical Neuropsychology Residency. The general didactics include:
1) ​Professional Development, a general seminar which addresses common professional issues, ethics, licensure, and cultural diversity
 2) the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds, which is attended by faculty and all trainee groups.
3) Director's Meeting
4) Residency Group
It is our hope and expectation that having some activities in common with other residents in other emphasis areas will forge collaborative relationships across areas and provide a social/learning network. In consultation with the faculty, residents set up a detail training plan in the first month of their training year. This training plan will describe how the resident will meet each of the 7 clinical competencies in addition to the 5 neuropsychological competencies.

Additionally, by the end of a two-year residency in clinical neuropsychology, residents will have all the formal course work and clinical experiences in neuroscience required by medical students after four years of medical school.

The scientific and clinical didactics specific to the Clinical Neuropsychology specialty program include (by year);

Year 1

  1. Clinical Neuroscience course including neuroanatomy meets approximately 113.5 classroom hours and 8.5 laboratory hours and includes brain dissection and case presentations.
  2. Neuropsychology Case Conference (weekly) for 1 hour.
  3. Neurology Grand Rounds (about weekly) for 1 hour.
  4. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds (one per month).
  5. Neurology Chairman's Rounds, in the Department of Neurology (weekly) for 1 hour.
  6. Geropsychology didactics and team meetings (for resident with geropsychology emphasis).

Year 2

  1. Clerkship in Neurology (4-week full-time clerkship in Neurology). All Neuropsychology Residency requirements are suspended during this 4-week period. This rotation is required of all third year medical students.
  2. Neuropsychology Case Conference (weekly) for 1 hour.
  3. Neurology Grand Rounds (about weekly) for 1 hour.
  4. Neurosurgery Grand Rounds (one per month).
  5. Neurology Chairman's Rounds in the Department of Neurology (1 hour weekly).
  6. Geropsychology didactics and team meetings (for resident with geropsychology emphasis).