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Birmingham VA Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship Program

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Birmingham VA Medical Center
Birmingham, Alabama

Starts on Monday, January 1, 1900

Program Description: The Birmingham VA Medical Center (BVAMC) is excited to offer the Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation. This is a 2-year fellowship with a planned training agenda consistent with the Houston Conference guidelines for specialty training in clinical neuropsychology. This fellowship was funded in 2014 and officially began in August of 2015. The program was granted accreditation, on contingency in 2021.  We are a member of the Association for Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The BVAMC has a long history of APA-accredited clinical psychology internship and doctoral student training in consortium partnership with the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB). We are currently seeking accreditation as an independent internship due to significant growth in psychology services. We will dissolve the internship consortium after independent accreditation has been achieved. The fellowship is not part of the consortium; however, fellows can access didactic training at UAB. 

The fellow will be involved in clinical training, research, and didactic experiences to develop advanced practice in clinical neuropsychology, in accordance with Division 40 guidelines. Objectives: The objectives of the fellowship are to provide clinical training and research opportunities for advanced training in clinical neuropsychology. Location: The BVAMC is a state-of-the-art 313-bed acute tertiary care facility located in the historic Southside district of the city. The facility provides a wide array of mental health care and acute tertiary medical and surgical care to veterans of Alabama and surrounding states. Additionally, The BVAMC operates eight Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Central and North Alabama. The fellow works in the BVAMC's two neuropsychology clinics, as well as providing neuropsychological assessment, intervention, and consultation within the Southeastern Blind Rehabilitation Center. Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have graduated from an APA-accredited, CPA-accredited, or PCSAS-accredited doctoral program in Clinical Psychology and an APA-accredited CPA-accredited, or PCSAS-accredited internship in Clinical Psychology prior to start of the fellowship year. A certification of registration status, certification of U.S. citizenship, and drug screening are required to become a VA postdoctoral fellow. The Federal Government requires that male applicants to VA positions who were born after 12/31/59 must sign a Pre-appointment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration before they are employed.  VA will not consider applications from anyone who is not currently a U.S. citizen. VA conducts drug screening exams on randomly selected personnel as well as new employees. Postdoctoral Fellows are not required to be tested prior to beginning work, but once on staff they are subject to random selection, as are other staff. Postdoctoral Fellows are also subject to fingerprinting and background checks. Selection decisions are contingent on passing these screens.

Additional Information

Agency Type
VA Medical Center
APPIC Membership
APA Accredited
Recognized Specialty
Clinical Neuropsychology
Emphasis or focus area
Research Time
Less than 25%
Training Director
Misti J. Norton, Ph.D.
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(205) 704-1433
Virtual Interviews
Virtual Only
Duration in Months
Hours Per Week
# of Licensed Supervisors
Number of Positions
Applications recieved last year
Will follow APPIC Selection Guidelines
Exempt Neuro specialty
Estimated offer date
Friday, February 16 2024
Created Date
Thursday, November 10 2016
Unfilled Positions
Fringe Benefits
Accredited by The Joint Commission, the BVAMC is a state-of-the-art 313-bed acute tertiary care facility that provides a wide array of health care to veterans of Alabama and surrounding states and boasts state- of-the-art fully automated patient records and medical library. The fellow has a private office equipped with a telephone, printer, and networked PC, as well as access to patient care databases and electronic charting system, online mental health testing instruments, internet access, and access to online library databases and materials. The fellow also has access to service line clerical support staff, office supplies, fax machines, voicemail, and copy machines. Additionally, the fellow has access to vast didactic training opportunities throughout the medical center campus. These include: a) weekly attendance at the UAB Department of Neurology Grand Rounds, b) attending/presenting at the weekly UAB-BVAMC neuropsychology case conference, c) co-leading the UAB-BVAMC Internship Preparation Seminar, which is a weekly seminar that spans from July-October, d) brain cuttings in the UAB Department of Pathology, e) UAB PM&R Grand Rounds, and f) regularly-scheduled supervision and guided readings with ABPP-CN consultant. Additionally, the fellow has access to auditing classes in the UAB School of Medicine, when such additional education is considered pertinent to the fellow’s training agenda.
Research opportunities
clinical outcomes based
Application Instructions
How to Apply: The Birmingham VAMC is NOT recruiting for a 2023 start date due to staffing changes. We hope to recruit for 2024-2026. The BVAMC highly values individual and cultural diversity and strongly encourages qualified applicants to from all backgrounds to apply. Interested parties are asked to submit a one-page statement of interest, outlining training experiences to date, fellowship interests, and career goals. Applicants are also asked to submit a CV, graduate school transcripts, documentation of completed APA-accredited internship or internship DCT letter indicating on course for successful completion prior to start date of fellowship, and three references via PDF emailed to Misti J. Norton, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Training: misti.norton@va.gov.

This record was last updated on Friday, May 19, 2023

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