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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Admissions

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Eligibility Requirements

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Graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology will be considered for the internship program if they have completed at least three years of graduate course work in a doctoral level, American Psychological Association-accredited or Canadian Psychological Association-accredited psychology training program and have acquired adequate clinical experience at the practicum level. Applicants must also have completed their program's comprehensive or qualifying exams at the time of application.

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Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy

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Baylor College of Medicine and the psychology internship program through the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences admits students of any race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, or age to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students in training at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, color, national or ethnic origin, disability or age in administrative policies, admission policies, or other school-administered programs. Our internship program values training students from diverse backgrounds. We welcome all eligible applicants to apply.

See our statement on diversity.

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Application Procedures

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All application materials must be submitted through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Center's online application service.

To ensure that your application materials are shared with the appropriate supervisors of your track(s) of interest, it is very important that your cover letter states each track to which you are applying. Please specify this in the first paragraph of your cover letter and place the name of the track(s) in bold so that we may promptly share your application materials with relevant supervisors.

If you are interviewing for multiple tracks, we also ask that you specify your interview preferences in accordance with APPIC Match Policy 3d. Due to limited interview slots, at times we must make choices about where and with whom applicants can interview. We will use this information only for the scheduling of interviews and will not use it for any other purpose in the selection process.

Applications must be completed on or before Nov. 1 to be eligible for review. Completed applications will be administratively screened for eligibility before being reviewed by the training director and primary supervisor(s) for the track(s) to which you have applied. Candidates invited for an interview will be notified by email as soon as this process is accomplished. Interviews will also be scheduled by email. Please make sure that we have your correct email address to ensure a smooth interview notification and scheduling experience. Applicants will be notified by Dec. 14 if they are not being extended an interview.

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Requirements

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Requirements include:

  • Cover letter
  • AAPI
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three letters of recommendation (including at least two from clinical supervisors)
  • Graduate transcript(s)
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Interview Procedures

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Interviews take place on Mondays and Fridays during the last three weeks of January. A program overview is provided, followed by individual interviews with the training director and faculty affiliated with the relevant primary track(s). Applicants also have the opportunity to speak with current interns during lunch.

Our program supports and follows APPIC guidelines for intern selection. APPIC policy states that internship programs are prohibited from asking intern applicants, verbally or in writing, to rank their choice of internships, or to otherwise inquire about the intern's internship preference. We endorse this policy and endeavor to make application and selection procedures as open and comfortable as possible considering the intense nature of this important task. Please feel free to contact us at any time regarding our selection procedures.

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Questions?

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Contact Phuong T. Nguyen, Ph.D., (Training Director) at (713) 873-4914 or ptnguyen@bcm.edu if you have any questions about the program or the application process.

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Internship Program Tables

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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data