Originally Posted by bmedclinic
I hate to annouce I'm part of the 20% that didnt match for internship last year.
I hate it, but I know it'll work out for the best.
Anyways, I'm making a preliminary list of places to apply to this year. I'm looking for sites I might not know about to add to my list to investigate further, and potentially apply to.
- Dont care about pay (that much, but I cant do it for free)
- Dont care about location (but in a perfect world, I'd be close to decent sized airport and not in the middle of nowhere, as that's been a larger burden than I ever imagined the last few years)
- Needs to be APA approved.
-Looking for experience working in Sleep Medicine/Family Medicine/Primary Care/Hospital setting. If possible, inpatient and crisis experience would be great as well.
-Orientation isnt a BIG deal, but I'm pretty much CBT/Family Systems/ACT myself. So getting a faculty that's going to push psychodynamic on me probably wont fly, at all.
-Whether or not it's a VA or some other setting doesnt really matter to me. What matters is what I'll get to do.
-I love me some reseach, but I'm not looking to do that on internship. I want to be a good practioner, quite frankly.
I'm not from a big name program. Though that's not explicitly a factor, it does make some programs MUCH harder to get into.
I would encourage you to blanket the VA system with apps, as with exception of sleep medicine (although you will have plenty of opps for doing CBT-I protocols), almost all VA med centers have opps for PC psych and bmed in general. I think every single one of my patients here has diabetes, so im sure you'd love it.