Originally Posted by KillerDiller
How have you already taken the EPPP when you are just now applying for internship?
I recently interviewed for a Clinical Health PhD program that gives students the option, instead of dealing with oral comps, to take the EPPP prior to applying for internship. The rationale is that there are two pretty salient predictors of matching for internship (in addition to the generally important criteria like practicum hours, etc.): 1. having defended the dissertation prior to starting on internship and 2. having scored well (passing at the doctoral level) on the EPPP. This is a recent change to their curriculum that has so far proven to be effective for at least 3 students, and I'd be surprised if other programs don't incorporate this into their requirements as the internship imbalance continues to widen.