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MUSC Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine / Clinical Health Psychology

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Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Starts on Thursday, August 1, 2024

Applications due Friday, June 7, 2024

This program will NOT follow the APPIC Postdoctoral Selection Standards with Common Hold Date and is not committing to allow applicants to hold offers until the Common Hold Date. Applicants may need to respond to an offer from this program prior to completing interviews or hearing from other programs about their standing.

This listing is not an APPIC Member program and is not APA Accredited. Applicants should be aware that this program has not undergone formal external quality review process.

As a fellow you will work with patients with a range of chronic health conditions and providers from diverse medical specialties. Our campus is a busy and exciting place to work with six colleges and trainees from nearly all medical disciplines, and award-winning specialty medical/hospital services. We value interprofessional work and training and encourage close collaboration with our medical team colleagues. We value the fellows who have chosen to train with us, and we treat our fellows as junior colleagues. Fellows who excel in our program are highly motivated, creative, and passionate about their work. With scaffolding as appropriate throughout the fellowship period, we have the goal of participating in the continued growth of skilled generalist health psychologists who are ready for independent licensure and practice at the completion of the fellowship. The fellowship is 1-year with the option for a 2nd year pending agreement between the fellow and the fellowship directors. The decision to stay on for a 2nd year will be determined no later than January.  

The fellow will provide outpatient psychotherapy, assessment, and consultation services to patients with a wide variety of chronic medical conditions, with opportunities for inpatient consultation and evaluation in our hospital for urgent transplants and integrated care within certain clinics. The fellowship year is divided into two, six- month rotations, with the opportunity to adjust/add additional experiences at the six-month point. The fellow may receive training and supervised clinical experience with the following patient populations:  

Transplant Surgery: Heart, liver, kidney, lung, & living donor (kidney and liver)  

Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: Pre- and post-surgical evaluation and management 

Cancer and Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT): New diagnosis, active treatment, survivorship,  caregivers, BMT evaluations  

Chronic Pain and Epidural Neurostimulator Evaluations: Chronic idiopathic pain, nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain, CRPS/RSD, Chronic pancreatitis, fibromyalgia, etc.  

Cardiac Diseases: MI/CAD, CABG, arrhythmias, adolescent and adult congenital, devices, etc.,  including specialty clinics and Cardiovascular Rehabilitation 

GI disorders: IBD, IBS, etc.

Pulmonary Diseases: CF, COPD, NTM, sarcoidosis, etc.; including specialty clinics and Pulmonary Rehabilitation  

Other Chronic Medical Conditions and Functional Disorders: specialty & internal medicine services  

Pediatricand AYA Psychology: Solid organ transplant, adolescent bariatric surgery, congenital heart  conditions, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell, and other assorted consultations

Additional Information

Agency Type
Medical School/Health Science Center
APPIC Membership
APA Accredited
Recognized Specialty
Clinical Health Psychology
Emphasis or focus area
Health Psychology
Research Time
Less than 25%
Training Director
Stacey Maurer, PhD
Contact Email
Contact Phone
843-792-0686, x2
Virtual Interviews
Strongly Preferred
Duration in Months
Hours Per Week
# of Licensed Supervisors
Number of Positions
Applications recieved last year
Will follow APPIC Selection Standards
Estimated offer date
Friday, June 21 2024
Created Date
Monday, May 13 2024
Unfilled Positions
Fringe Benefits
The salary for the 2024-25 postdoctoral fellowship year will be $61,008 (or what is consistent with NIH stipend). Fellows are eligible for health, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and retirement benefits. Benefits include 15 days (120 hours) of annual leave and 15 days (120 hours) of sick leave (3 weeks each). In addition, fellows will receive the 13 University holidays (which includes 1 floating holiday). Professional leave is discussed on a case-by-case basis with the faculty/supervisors. Fellows should plan to start fellowship on the first day of a month, or day prior, due to benefits/health insurance schedule. In addition, we offer at least $1500 professional development funds (reimbursable) in support of SC Psychology Board application fees and/or EPPP fees for fellows for the 2024-25 training year. Other benefits are available including an excellent library system, computer services, discounts on MUSC perks, and reduced cost membership to the state-of-the-art MUSC Wellness Center.
Research opportunities
We expect to have the option for a grant mechanism through our division, where fellows can apply for funding towards a specific research project agreed upon with a faculty mentor, to work on during protected research time, if awarded. Teaching opportunities are also available for those with specific training goals in this domain. These opportunities may be discussed further in interviews.
Application Instructions
The deadline for applications for the 2024-25 training year is Friday June 7, 2024 and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis prior to this date. Applications will be submitted directly via email to Dr. Stacey Maurer (maurers@musc.edu) Dr. Lily Christon (christon@musc.edu). Please submit a (1) letter of interest and (2) current curriculum vitae. Please address your letter of interest to the fellowship director: Stacey Maurer, PhD. In your letter of interest, discuss: your career goals and whether you are interested in pursuing any specific areas of focus or minor rotations. In your letter, please also include the names and contact emails of two references we may reach out to: one of your current internship supervisors and one reference from your graduate program. Reference letters are NOT required. Interviews: All interviews will be conducted virtually, except by specific request. Notification Date: We are accepting applications and will make offers on a rolling basis.

This record was last updated on Monday, May 13, 2024

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