Applicants should have some background in neuropsychological assessment and have completed their doctoral education and APA or CPA accredited internship training. The fellowship begins on July 1st of each year. Interested candidates may obtain further information by contacting the director of the fellowship, Gregory P. Lee, Ph.D., via email or telephone (see below). Applications should send a CV, statement of interest/goals, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:
Gregory P. Lee, Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Department of Neurology (BI-8081)
Georgia Health Sciences University
Augusta, GA 30912-3275
APPNC Resident Matching Program
The Georgia Health Sciences University's postdoctoral fellowship program in neuropsychology is a participant in the matching program administered on behalf of Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN) by the National Matching Service, Inc. ( www.natmatch.com/appcnmat). The fellowship program adheres to all the pertinent rules and procedures of the "Match."
Program Mission & Goals
The postdoctoral fellowship program's mission is to provide the necessary education and training required to produce an advanced level of competence in neuropsychology so that residents may enter the specialized practice of clinical neuropsychology at the independent practitioner level. The program will enable the resident to acquire advanced skills in neuropsychological assessment, treatment, and consultation as well as an advanced understanding of brain-behavior relationships. The training site routinely provides access to patients referred primarily from neurology and neurosurgery, but also from the general medicine, psychiatry, and pediatric services.
Program Administrative Structure
The clinical neuropsychology postdoctoral fellowship program is conducted under the auspices of the Adult Neuropsychology Service within the Department of Neurology in the GHSU Medical College of Georgia under the direction of one board-certified (ABPP-CN) clinical neuropsychologist. Experience and training in pediatric neuropsychology may be arranged for interested residents in the Pediatric Neuropsychology Service within the Department of Neurology (Division of Child Neurology) under the supervision of a pediatric neuropsychologist.
Clinical Training Facilities
Clinical training takes place through the GHSU Health System which is composed of the GHSU Medical Center (483-bed adult hospital), GHSU Ambulatory Care Center (more than 80 outpatient clinics), GHSU Specialized Care Center (a 13-county Level I regional trauma center), and the 149-bed GHSU Children's Medical Center.
The Adult Neuropsychology Service's clinic is physically located within the GHSU Medical Center on the eighth floor, which is several floors above the Neurology and Neurosurgery faculty offices and neurology/neurosurgery inpatient beds. The Neurology Library and neurology resident offices and conference rooms are also located on the third floor of the hospital. The Adult Neuropsychology Service occupies 8 offices, testing rooms, and a file room consisting of approximately 1,000 square feet of space. The service is staffed by a full-time secretary devoted to neuropsychology and a full-time psychometrician. The resident's office is completely equipped with a computer and all major neuropsychological test materials and also serves as a testing room. Most library resources may be accessed online via computer. The Neuropsychology Service has its own books and journals devoted to neuroscience, behavioral neurology, neuropsychiatry, and neuropsychology. Residents also enjoy full access and have borrowing privileges at the Neurology Departmental Library and the GHSU campus library located a short walking distance behind the hospitals.
Client Population Served
Neuropsychological evaluations will be performed on inpatients and outpatients from the neurological, surgical, general medical, and psychiatry services. Residents will routinely be exposed to patients with epilepsy, traumatic brain injuries, neurodegenerative conditions, tumors, cerebrovascular disorders, movement disorders, and psychiatric disturbances. Specialty training in the role of neuropsychology in an epilepsy surgery program through observing and conducting procedures such as the intracarotid amobarbital (Wada) procedure and extraoperative (from grid and depth electrodes) and intraoperative cortical mapping is available. Residents will also participate in independent medical examinations and neuropsychological legal consultations.