Neuropsychology Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology

The MD Anderson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology is a structured two-year fellowship which provides competency-based postdoctoral training in Clinical Neuropsychology appropriate for those seeking to pursue ABPP Board specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology.  The Fellowship is accredited by the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). As a member of APPCN, selection of candidates is conducted through the National Match hosted by NMS.

The demographic make-up of the global population is shifting toward a larger, older population.  In the United States, the population over the age of 65 is expected to double by 2030, resulting in 72 million older adults. Older adults are at substantially increased risk for both cognitive decline (e.g., MCI and dementia) and for cancer, with an estimated 50% increase in incidence by 2030.  This will place unprecedented demands on the ability of neuropsychologists to provide accurate diagnoses and pragmatic treatment recommendations in a medically complex patient population.  The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at MD Anderson provides residency training and education leading to an advanced level of competency necessary for the independent practice of clinical neuropsychology in a diverse and medically complex adult patient population.  

At present, 100% of previous MD Anderson Neuropsychology Fellows are employed as clinical neuropsychologists, and the majority (83%) hold academic appointments in university-affiliated teaching hospitals.  In addition, 50% of previous fellows have obtained ABPP Board Specialization in Clinical Neuropsychology.

Read more about the Goals and Objectives, Clinical Training, Didactic Opportunities, Scholarly Activity, Structure, Supervision and Evaluation, Stipend and Benefits, Fellow Selection Criteria, Houston, The Texas Medical Center and Neuropsychology, Application and Contact Information.

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