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Let's get this started (early, I know)! Post anything here relevant to post-doc interview questions, invites, or acceptances. I will try to alphabetize sites every few days at the top of the list.

As interviews start to come in, please post within this thread or PM to it me (click my username and then "start conversation") if you wish to remain anonymous.

-Site name
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.)
-Invite or rejection
-Track (please specify even for general tracks)
-Interview dates offered

In the spirit of EEpsychstudent, also include the type and number of cookies eaten today!
early January/February


**PLEASE NOTE: VA SITES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE BOTTOM UNDER "VA SITES" -- EASIER TO ORGANIZE!

MEDICAL/OUTPATIENT/HOSPITAL/UCC SITES:

All Children's Hospital
Rejection
Personal Email
Neuropsychology

Augusta University/ East Central Regional Hospital
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): email, 1/19
-Invite or rejection: invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): forensic
-Interview dates offered: 2/12, 2/15

Baylor, Scott, and White
Neuropsychology
Invite via email for interviews at INS


Barrow Neurological Institute
1/8/16; personal email
Invite
Neuropsychology
2/2 before INS conference in Boston
No other dates available

Brown University
Alpert School of Medicine

-Date notified and notification style: Notified on 1/21/15 by personal email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Neuropsychology
-Interview dates offered: at INS

California Department of State Hospitals -- Vacaville

Invite
Personal email on 01/27/2016
Interview dates: 02/22/2016, 02/25/2016
In-person interviews only



Children's Medical Center of Dallas

Notified on 1/13 via email
Invitation
Pediatric Neuropsychology
Interviews at INS on 2/2

Children's National Medical Center
-1/11 personal email
-Invite
-Track: Neuropsych
-Interviews: Held at INS, primarily on 2/2 from 9-5.

Children's Hospital Colorado
-Date notified and notification style: Notified on 1/19/15 by personal email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Pediatric Neuropsychology, Neurology Track
-Interview dates offered: at INS

Circles of Care, Inc. hospital, Melbourne, FL
Rejection, personal email on 01/20/2016

Cleveland Clinic
Date notified and notification style: 1/8, email
-Invites
-Tracks: Adult Health Psychology, Adult Chronic Pain
-Dates offered: 1/28

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo
Invite, only one track
Generic email received on 01/19/2016

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Emory/Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
-Date notified and notification style: 12/21/2015 via personal email
-Invite or rejection: Rejection
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Pediatric Neuropsychology

Florida Hospital
Invite
Personal Email
Pediatric Neuropsychology

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
-1/19, personalized letter via carrier mail
-rejection
-Clinical Neuropsychology

George Washington University Counseling Center
Personalized emails
Invitation to Interview
3/1/16 (only date given)

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
1/11/16; personal email
Invite
Neuropsychology
Offered several dates between 1/12 and 2/1
Skype preferred

Indiana University School of Medicine
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/11 via personalized email
-Invite or rejection: invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Neuropsychology
-Interview dates offered: Anytime in the next two weeks, INS

Institute of Living/ Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
Adult Inpatient track
Personal email on 01/29/2016
Invite, no dates offered yet, a separate email will be sent with dates.

Kaiser Permanente - South Bay Consortium, Santa Clara
1/7/16 - by phone
Invite
Adult Psychiatry
Interviews to be held on Fridays throughout January, on-site

Kaiser Permanente - Central Valley Consortium, Elk Grove
1/8/16 - by phone
Invite
Adult Psychiatry
Interviews on site 2/1 and 2/9

-Kaiser Permanente West Bay Consortium – Redwood City
-1/12/2016, personal email
-Invite
-Adult Psychiatry
-2/10/2016
All-day interview, 9am-3pm

Kaiser Permanente East Bay Consortium - Pleasanton
-Date notified: Mass email on 1/15/16
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track: Adult
-Interview dates offered: 2/19/16

Kaiser (Roseville)
Neuropsychology
Invite via email on 1/17/16 for onsite interviews 1/28, 1/29, 2/2, or 2/3


Kennedy Krieger Institute

Rejection
Personal Email
Pediatric Neuropsychology

Kennedy Krieger Institute
-Notified 2/5 by personal email
-Invite
-Behavior Management Clinic
-Interview dates offered: onsite 2/11 in AM or PM, 2/22 and 2/25 OR skype/phone

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical
-Notified: 1/4/2016 by personal email
-Invite
-Track: Behavioral Medicine
- Offered 1/7, 1/8, 1/11, 1/14

Mayo Clinic
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): notified 1/12/16 via phone call from training director
-Invite or rejection: invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Clinical Health Psychology, Integrated Primary Care
-Interview dates offered: 1/29. 2/1, 2/5

Mendota Mental Health Institute --
Madison, WI, only one track
Invite
Generic email
In-person interviews offered on 2/15 and 2/16

Menninger Clinic (Houston TX)
Invite via personal email on 01/14/2016
Only one track, three units, but you can pick all of them.
In-person interview dates: 02/08, 02/10, 02/15, 02/17, 02/22, 02/24, 02/29


McClean medical center/Harvard Medical school
Neuropsychology
Waitlisted for interview
Replied after followup email on 1/19/16

MUSC (Medical University of S. Carolina)
-12/18/2015, personal email
-Invite
-Behavioral Medicine/Clinical Health
-Interview dates offered:
-Friday, January 15
-Tuesday, January 19
-Monday, January 25

MUSC (Forensic)
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): email, 1/19
-Invite or rejection: invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): forensic
-Interview dates offered: 2/3, 2/10


Neuropsychological Services of New Mexico
-Date notified 1/5/16 (personal email)
-Invite
-Track - Pediatric Neuropsychology
-Interview at INS


State Operated Forensic Services, St. Peter, MN
Rejection, Personalized email received on 01/21/2016

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
-Date notified 1/6/15 (personal email)
-Invite
-Track - Pediatric Psychology

New St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
-Date notified 1/8/15 (personal email)
-Invite
-Track - Pediatric Neuropsychology

Portland DBT Institute
Date notified and style: 01/11/16 by mass email
Invite
Post-doctoral residency position
Interview occurs over two days: February 15th and 16th

Serious Mental Health fellowship -- East Central Regional Hospital/ Augusta University
Rejection, personalized email, 02/18/2016

Sutter Health
-Date notified 1/6/16 (phone call)
-Invite
-Track - Pediatric Neuropsychology
-Skype interview

Stanford University CAPS
1/25/2016, Mass e-mail
Reject
Training Track

Stanford University School of Medicine - Department of Psychiatry
-Date notified and notification style: Notified on 1/16/15 by personal email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): General Track
-Interview dates offered: 1/12, 1/29, 2/4, 2/9, 2/18

Stanford Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship: Sleep Medicine
-12/18/2015, personal email
-Rejection

STRONG STAR Consortium
PTSD TRACK
Invite: 12/11 via e-mail
Phone interviews will be scheduled between now and January 15th with on-site visits offered in

Texas Children's Hospital
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/13/16 via personal email
-Invite or rejection: rejection
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Clinical Neuropsychology

UC Davis Medical Center Department of Neurology
12/29/2015; personal email
Invite
Neuropsychology
Offered single interview date of 1/6/15 but was flexible with date

University of Kansas Psycho-Oncology and Behavioral Medicine Fellowship
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 12/10 via personalized email
-Invite or rejection: invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Psycho-Oncology/Behavioral Medicine
-Interview dates offered: 1/8/16
Cookies: 2, key lime

University of Kansas Medical Center NeuroRehabilitation Psychology Fellowship
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/4 via personalized email
-Invite or rejection: invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): NeuroRehabilitation
-Interview dates offered: 2/8/16

University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita
-1/19 via email
-rejection
-Clinical Neuropsychology

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/13/16 via personal email
-Invite or rejection: rejection
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Clinical Neuropsychology

University of Minnesota Human Sexuality Fellowship
Interview Dates: Friday's between 1/21 and 2/19. They want people to come and interview in-person.

U. Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

1/22, phone
Primary Care
In person or phone interviews, flexible

University of California, San Diego - CAPS
Invite
Generic email
Interview dates: 1/25, 1/29, 2/1, 2/5

University of California, Los Angeles - CAPS
Rejection
Personalized email


UC Berkeley CPS
1/18/2016
Invite
Call and e-mail
2/3, 2/10,2/11

UVA Forensic
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): Jan. 25
-Invite or rejection: waitlist
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): forensic
-Interview dates offered: N/A

VHA National Center for Organization Development
Date Notified: 1/15 via personal email
Interview Dates: 2/1 and 2/16


Ann Arbor VA (Univ of Mich)

-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/11: email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): VA Adult Clinical Track
-Interview dates offered: 1/20; 1/22; 1/28

Arkansas State Hospital
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/14, email from DCT
-Invite or rejection: invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): no track - forensic
-Interview dates offered: 2/12 or 2/19
- No cookies yet;)

Battle Creek VA
-1/15/2016
-Invite
-MHRRTP
-2/17, 2/18, 2/24, 2/25

Baltimore VA PTSD track.
They offered Feb 4th and 11th interview dates.
Interviews are 8-1:30 pm.

Baltimore VA (Health - HIV/liver disease)
Personalized Email on 1/15
Interviews ending around lunch time, offered 1/20 and 1/27

Bedford VAMC
-12/21 personal email
-Invite
-Track: Neuropsych
-Interviews: 1/5 & 1/6 on-site; also offered Skype option

Boston VAMC LGBTQ Mental Health Fellowship

Notification: Personal email on 1/6
Interviews for this track: 1/29 or 2/5
Cookies eaten today: No cookies, but chocolate!

Boston VAMC Dual Diagnoses/Substance Abuse Tx program
-E-mail 1/6/15
-Invite to both tracks
-1/29, 2/1, 2/5, 2/8,

Boston VAMC Post-Deployment Readjustment
-1/6/16 via personalized email
-Invite
-Postdeployment Readjustment
-1/22/16; 2/1/16; 2/8/16

Boston VAMC Neuropsych
-Date notified: 1/8 via email
-Rejection
-Track: Neuropsychology

Boston VAMC Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Mass email on 1/8
Rejection
Track: PTSD

Brooklyn VA (Gero track).
Invite: 1/22
Personalized email.
Interview dates 2/1 2/3 and 2/12

Central Arkansas VA

-Date notified: 1/14 (email)
-Invite
-Track: Neuropsych
-Interview dates offered: Various times Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at INS

Central Arkansas VA
Notification: Personal email on 2/1
Interview Offered
Track: PTSD
Interview dates: 2/26 or 3/4


Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): Email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Psychosocial Rehabilitation / Serious Mental Illness
-Interview dates offered: 2/26, 2/29, and 3/4

Cincinnati VA

-1/15/2016, email
-Rejection
-Trauma Track


Cincinnati VA
-Date notified and notification style: 1/22/16, by email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track: Interprofessional Care
-Interview dates offered: 2/9, 2/11

Connecticut VA
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/19, phone
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Clinical Health Psychology (research emphasis)
-Interview dates offered: 1/28


Connecticut Healthcare System VAMC

Date Notified: 1/5 via phone
Invite/rejection: Invite
Track: Health Psychology- Newington Campus
Interview dates: Several offered in January

Dallas VAMC PTSD Fellowship
Notification: Personal email on 1/5
Interview Offered
Track: PTSD
Interview dates: 2/11 or 2/19
Cookies: 1 peanut butter

Dallas VAMC family/couples fellowship
Date Notified: 1/8/15, mass email
Dates Offered: Feb 9,10,11,16,18
Interview will be one hour. They said phone interview is an option but would prefer face-to-face

Dayton VA

-1/21/2016, Email
-Invite
-Feb 23 and 24

Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA/Bedford VA
Date Notified: 1/20/16
Invite LGBTQ Track
All day interview, dates offered in Feb.

North FL/South GA VA (Gainesville, FL)

- notified via email 1/21/16
- Rejection
- PTSD/TBI
- interview dates not disclosed

Hampton VAMC
-notified 1/8/15 via email
-Invite
-Women's outpatient MH & trauma
-2/4, 2/5, 2/8 phone or Vtel only
- chocolate chip!


Hampton VAMC
-notified 1/15/16 via email
Rejection
-Women's Outpatient MH Trauma


Edward J. Hines, Jr. VA Hospital
-Notified: 1/13/2016
-Invite
-Track: Geropsychology
- Offered 1/26, 1/29, 2/1, and 2/2

Hines VA
Jan 14th notified by phone, then emailed dates to choose from with personalized email
Invite
LGBT Health Care
In person interview on Jan 27, Jan 28, Feb 3 or Feb 4

Hines VA
1/20 by personalized email
-Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Medical Rehabilitation
-Interview dates offered: 1/25, 1/26, 2/1

Hines VA
-Date notified: 1/22 email
-Invite
-Track: Neuropsych
-Interview dates offered: Thursday and Friday at INS

Hines VA
PTSD Track - Interviews offered

Hines VA
-Date notified and notification style: 1/15/16, by email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track: PCMHI
-Interview dates offered: 1/25, 1/27, 1/29, 2/1, 2/3

-Site name:

Houston VA (MEDVAMC)
-1/12 via mass email
-Invite
-PTSD track
-Interviews offered 2/1, 2/5, 2/8

Houston VA (Michael D. Blakey) PCMHI -- not sure if this is same one as above so here it is again

-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/12/16 via email
-Invite or rejection: Invitation
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): PCMHI
-Interview dates offered: 2/1, 2/5, 2/8

Houston VA (Trauma/Anxiety)
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/12 via mass e-mail
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Trauma/Anxiety Disorders
-Interview dates offered:
Monday, Feb. 1
Friday, Feb. 5
Monday, Feb 8

Captain James Lovell Fed Healthcare
Invite to Interview for Geropyschology Track
(Don't know details, sorry!)

Long Beach Healthcare System (VAMC)
1/11; general/non-personalized email
Invite
Neuropsychology
45-minute in-person or telephone interviews on:
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
In-person interview preferred


Loma Linda VA
Jan 14 notified via email, not personalized
-Invite
-Holistic Health
In person or phone interview on Feb. 9th or Feb. 11th

Loma Linda VAMC
-Date notified and notification style: 1/14, mass email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track: PACT PCMHI
-Interview dates offered: 2/9 or 2/11, offered both in person or phone interviews

Loma Linda VAMC
-Date notified and notification style: 1/15, personal email
-Invite
-Track: HPDP
-Interview dates offered: 2/9 or 2/11, offered in-person and phone options

Long Beach VAMC

-Date notified and notification style: 1/15, personal email
-Invite
-Track: HIV & Liver Disease
-Interview dates offered: 2/3, 2/8, 2/10, or 2/12, offered both in-person and phone

Long Beach VAMC
Email rejection 1/14
Women’s Mental Health Clinic (WMHC)

Long Beach VAMC

-Date notified and notification style: 1/15, personal email
-Rejection
-Track: Advanced Mental Health Interprofessional Education Program

Long Beach VAMC
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): Email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Rehabilitation Psychology
-Interview dates offered: 2/1, 2/3, 2/8, 2/10, 2/12

Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Center VA
-1/14 general email
-Invite
-PCMHI/SUD
- Interviews 2/1, 2/18, 2/22 in person or phone

Memphis VA
-Date notified: 1/22 (email)
-Invite
-Track: Neuropsych
-Interview dates offered: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at INS

Memphis VAMC
-1/22/16 via personal email
-Invite
-Returning Vets/Polytrauma
-Date/time TBD; in-person and vtel options

Milwaukee VA
Notified: 1/28
Invite (personal email)
Track: Geropsychology
Offered: several phone interview times throughout early-mid February

Milwaukee VA
Track: LGBT Healthcare Emphasis
Date Notified: 1/25/16 via personal email
Interview Dates: 2/22, 2/24, 2/26 also said could be possible to interview in-person week of 2/8-2/12

Milwaukee VA
PCMHI Interview Invite
(Don't know details, sorry)

Milwaukee VA
-Date notified: 1/25 (email)
-Rejection
-Track: Neuropsych

Minneapolis VAMC
-Date notified: 1/12 (email)
-Rejection
-Track: Neuropsych

New Mexico VA Healthcare System (Albuquerque)
Notification: 1/8 (phone call)
1 hour Phone interviews offered 1/14-1/29 with optional in-person interviews if desired

New Mexico VA
Jan 7th notified by phone
Invite
Primary Care
Phone interview Jan 27

New Mexico VA
-Date notified: 1/26 (email)
-Invite
-Track: Neuropsych
-Interview dates offered: At INS, phone option also offered


Northern California HCS VAMC
-1/11/2016, mass email
-Invite
-PTSD
-2/3, 2/9
Interviews will be 45-50 minutes and can be over the phone
Cookies: dark chocolate chip

Northern California HCS

1/7/15; personal email
Invite
Neuropsychology
1/13-1/15, 2-4 options each day, 2-hour long interviews

North Texas VAMC
-Date notified: 1/12 (email)
-Invite
-Track: Neuropsych
-Interviews: Various times Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at INS

Palo Alto VA (Beh Medicine)
Email rejection 1/14
Behavioral Medicine Emphasis

Palo Alto VA (PTSD)
-Date notified: Mass email on 1/15/16
-Invite or rejection: Rejection
-Track: PTSD
-Cookies: Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Palo Alto VA

-1/20/2016, email
-Invite
-SUD/Homelessness
-2/5, 2/12


Phoenix VA
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): Email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Chronic Pain
-Interview dates offered: 2/8, 2/9

Phoenix VA
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/22 via email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): PTSD
-Interview dates offered: 2/8 or 2/9 on-site

Phoenix VA
-Notified via phone 1/21/16
-Invite
-PTSD/Women's Health
- 2/8 or 2/9; 8-3:30

Phoenix VAHCS
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): Personal email
-Invite or rejection: rejection; stated they would keep my application on file if an interview slot opened up
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): PCMHI
-Interview dates offered: N/A

Pittsburgh VA
-Notified: 1/15/16
-Invite (email)
-Track: Geropsychology
-Offered 2/8 or 2/18

Pittsburgh VA
-1/19/2016, email
-Invite
-SUD emphasis
-1/26, 1/29, 2/1, 2/3

Pittsburgh VA
-Date notified and notification style: 1/21/16, by email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track: Interprofessional Care
-Interview dates offered: 2/9, 2/11

Pittsburgh VA
-Date notified and notification style: 1/21/16, by email
-Invite or rejection: Rejection
-Track: PTSD

Portland VAMC
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): Email
-Invite or rejection: Rejection
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): PCMHI

Portland VAMC
1/26 Personal e-mail
Reject
Palliative Care

Providence VA
-1/15/15
-Invite (personalized e-mail)
-Substance Abuse Treatment Program
-Interview date TBD


Puget Sound VAMC, American Lake Division
1/8/16, personal email
Invite
Neuropsychology
1/12-1/15, telephone interviews (no interviews at INS)

Puget Sound VAMC, American Lake Division
- Personal email on 1/15
- Invite
-PTSD track
-Interviews offered 2/1, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4 (in person preferred)
No cookies eaten, but a pepperoni pizza


Salem VAMC (GEROPSYCH)
-Notified: 1/8/2016
-Invite: Personal email
-Dates: 1/22 or 2/1
-Track: Geropsychology

Salem VA (PCMHI track)
Notified: 1/10.
Dates offered were 1/22 and 2/1

Salem VAMC (PTSD TRACK)
PTSD Track
Invite 1/10 (personalized e-mail)
On-site interview Jan. 22 or Feb. 1

Salt Lake City VA
PTSD/Polytrauma Track
Invite 1/9 (mass e-mail)
Open House/Interview Day Feb. 5 with optional phone interviews

Salt Lake City VA
Rejection email on 1/19
Health Psychology Emphasis

San Francisco VAMC
1/13, phone call
Invite
Neuropsychology
In-person on site or INS, or telephone; no specific interview days scheduled

San Francisco VAMC (PTSD and Returning Veterans)
-1/19/2016, personal email
-Invite
-Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 1/25-2/18

San Diego VAMC / UCSD
-Date notified and notification style: 1/21, personal email
-Invite
-Track: PCMHI/Oncology
-Interview dates offered: 2/5, in-person or phone

San Francisco VA
-Date notified: 1/19 email
-Rejection
-Track: Neuropsych


Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center VA
-Jan 11 via mass email
-rejection
-SUD/PTSD and PCMHI/B-Med

South Texas VAMC
Rejection
emailed 1/26
Health Psych

Stratton VAMC (Albany)
Invite: PTSD Clinic
Interviews on-site 2/1/16 (only day)


Tampa VAMC
-1/4/16 (personal email)
-Invite
-Neuropsychology
-Scheduling 3 separate 30-minute phone interviews over next 3 weeks

Tampa VAMC
-1/15/16 via mass mail
-Invite
-PTSD/TBI
-In person option on 2/12 and phone interview option; another writer reported 2/2/16 or via phone 1/19-1/21

Tucson VA
- 1/15/16 via email
- rejection
-Trauma
- no cookies, lots of chocolate!

VAMC Northport
-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): Email
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) and Inter-professional Training in Primary Care
-Interview dates offered: 2/11, 2/17, 2/18, and 2/22


Washington DC VA (Health - HIV/liver disease)
Notified 1/15
Interview offered on Feb 1

Washington DC VA (Special Populations)
Notified: 1/17/16
Invite (personal email)
Track: Special Populations
Offered: 2/2 or 2/3

West Haven VA
-1/11/15
-Invite (phone call)
-Primary Care with Substance Abuse focus
-Interview date TBD

West LA VAMC
-Date notified and notification style: 1/22, personal email
-Invite
-Track: Health Psychology
-Interview dates offered: 2/2 or 2/12

West LA VAMC
-Date notified and notification style: 1/22, personal email
-Invite
-Track: Interprofessional Integrated Health
-Interview dates offered: 2/2 or 2/12

White River Junction VA

-Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): Phone
-Invite or rejection: Invite
-Track (please specify even for general tracks): Primary Care and Mental Health
-Interview dates offered: 2/11 and 2/1


WRIISC DC VAMC

-12/21 personal email
-Rejection
-Track: Neuropsych
-Cookies: 1 Starbucks Toffeedoodle

Neuropsychology track Rejections
VA Long Beach via email 1/14
VA Palo Alto via email 1/20
 
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Best of luck to everyone! For what it's worth, although I was incredibly stressed about post doc applications, in the end it was a much better process than internship apps.
 
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Good luck folks. Neuro people be sure you are on the community aacn listserv. Lots of postdoc announcements lately.
 
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To those of you who applied to sites using both APPA CAS and those not using APPA CAS: how did this work?

I am applying to primarily research post-docs. Almost all of them are not using APPA CAS (all but 1). However the one using APPA CAS is one of my top choices. My worry is, if I hear back from any of the other sites with an offer prior to match, that they may not wait till I find out about the site who is using APPA CAS. I hope that made sense :)

Anyone with experience on this and want to share?
 
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To those of you who applied to sites using both APPA CAS and those not using APPA CAS: how did this work?

I am applying to primarily research post-docs. Almost all of them are not using APPA CAS (all but 1). However the one using APPA CAS is one of my top choices. My worry is, if I hear back from any of the other sites with an offer prior to match, that they may not wait till I find out about the site who is using APPA CAS. I hope that made sense :)

Anyone with experience on this and want to share?


I was in this exact position last year - applied only research focused post-docs, but had one top site that was still listing through APPA CAS. Perhaps my experience deviates from the norm a bit because I only applied to one APPA CAS site (and thus didn't have to deal with the separate recommender emails for each site), but I found it midly annoying but mostly painless.

As to your other question - that was also a concern of mine! Keep in mind that this process is different than internship... meaning that there isn't really a restriction on sites being able to communication interest directly. After I completed my interview for the one APPA CAS site, the director e-mailed me with a message basically stating that they were not able to extend official offers until xx date, but that they were highly interested in my app and would be interested in producing a competitive counteroffer should I receive another non-APPA CAS offer first. I ended up choosing another site, but it was nice knowing that there was a work around had this APPA CAS site ended up being my top choice at the end.

And I just want to echo the other posters - postdoc apps come at a stressful time (ie internship), but I found the process to be much more comfortable.
 
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To those of you who applied to sites using both APPA CAS and those not using APPA CAS: how did this work?

I am applying to primarily research post-docs. Almost all of them are not using APPA CAS (all but 1). However the one using APPA CAS is one of my top choices. My worry is, if I hear back from any of the other sites with an offer prior to match, that they may not wait till I find out about the site who is using APPA CAS. I hope that made sense :)

Anyone with experience on this and want to share?

APPA CAS doesn't necessarily coincide with sites using the uniform notification day. I applied to all research sites. Several of them used APPA CAS but still sent out offers early. Some of them did not use APPA CAS but used uniform notification day. And if you have a site that does give you an offer early, you can feel free to ask for a reciprocal offer from your higher-ranked site.

As for the process itself, I found the non-APPA CAS easier. However, non-APPA CAS you don't get confirmation that your rec letters were sent, so that was a bit more stressful for me.
 
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Thank you cara susanna and pavlove!
 

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Hi guys! Back for more after internship apps! I've heard some mixed info. on how many sites to apply to for post-doc. I'm thinking 6-7. Is that about right??
 

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Hi guys! Back for more after internship apps! I've heard some mixed info. on how many sites to apply to for post-doc. I'm thinking 6-7. Is that about right??

I have definitely heard similar. I was told around 5-6 is fine and that most find the post docs they want. ::fingers crossed::
 
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For those applying to non- APPA CAS and research sites -- when are your deadlines. I have some sites that say "open until filled", one with a specific deadline and others that have no mention of deadlines or when they start to review.
 
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The good news about the postdoc process is that outside of APPA, there is no universal deadline. New positions are posted all the time, so if you apply somewhere and don't get it, it's not as bad (compared to not matching for internship and waiting a year). I applied to 4 sites (really 3, but one of them lost funding for the track I wanted so I applied to a different track). I'm purely clinical though, so the folks who are gearing more towards research sites may have a different take. 6-7 sounds like a healthy number to me. Good luck!
 
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Hi guys! Back for more after internship apps! I've heard some mixed info. on how many sites to apply to for post-doc. I'm thinking 6-7. Is that about right??

6-7 would likely be fine, although that of course depends on the applicant's competitiveness and a few other factors. But at the same time, there are fewer folks applying for formal postdocs than for internship, given that many opt to directly enter the workforce instead.

I applied to around 12, which was about twice as many as was realistically necessary.
 
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How's everyone doing with post doc apps?

I'm enjoying that they are pretty uniform for me in the materials (cv, cover letter, letters and sometimes representative publications).

Also I am not sure about others in how your choosing post docs. For example, at this stage it definitely is about fit but also to a larger degree about location and where I see myself settling down. How about for you all?
 

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I'm running into a similar problem. I have a couple areas of interest for post docs, and there are a good amount of sites I can choose from. I'll most likely end up applying to more than 6 (my list is at 9 and not changing unless something mind blowing comes along). My husband and I are looking at it as an opportunity to complete my formal training AND maybe find somewhere fun and different to try out
 
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I'm applying to clinical sites. Many are on APPA CAS but not all. I have one site on APPA CAS that makes no mention of a cover letter. Instead they ask for "A personal statement. Please upload your Personal Statement under Documents – “Personal Statement”. A personal statement is required for each track that you are interested in. " It goes on to outline the 4 ares the personal statement should cover. My question is should I still upload a cover letter? Much of the information they are asking for is addressed in my cover letter and I don't want to be redundant. Maybe a shortened cover letter to outline what I've provided?

Thanks!
 

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I'm applying to clinical sites. Many are on APPA CAS but not all. I have one site on APPA CAS that makes no mention of a cover letter. Instead they ask for "A personal statement. Please upload your Personal Statement under Documents – “Personal Statement”. A personal statement is required for each track that you are interested in. " It goes on to outline the 4 ares the personal statement should cover. My question is should I still upload a cover letter? Much of the information they are asking for is addressed in my cover letter and I don't want to be redundant. Maybe a shortened cover letter to outline what I've provided?

Thanks!

I applied last year, and I had one site that asked for a personal statement. After discussing it people at my internship site, I decided to go with a cover letter, and I got an interview.
 

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I applied last year, and I had one site that asked for a personal statement. After discussing it people at my internship site, I decided to go with a cover letter, and I got an interview.

I have been thinking about this too. Do others think it's okay to send a cover letter instead of a personal statement?
 

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**Apologies for cross-posting**

My brain is probably in a fog due to internship, but I had a question regarding the entire peds neuropsych process. I've registered for APPCN match through NMS (and will be applying to sites outside of the match as well), but I was under the impression (for match sites) that the application process is/was similar to that for internship (e.g., uploading everything into a database). Please tell me that I won't have to apply to 12-14 sites on a paper application and mail everything. <<<---- first world problem, for sure
 

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Do others think it's okay to send a cover letter instead of a personal statement?
The rationale I heard from my internship supervisors was that a cover letter is a personal statement, it's just a personal statement structured in letter form.
 
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The rationale I heard from my internship supervisors was that a cover letter is a personal statement, it's just a personal statement structured in letter form.

Thanks; that's what I have started to think too!
 
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Anyone also applying to jobs too while applying to post-docs?

I quickly applied to a post-doc yesterday that said "rolling admissions" for 4 slots, just in case. I'd definitely take that one over any of the others. I plan to apply to 5 post-docs. I hear the VA post-docs are supposed to use APPA where the other clinical/research positions are not really required, and sometimes prefer to not have to abide by the XX notification date deadlines and can make offers in advance to scoop up the good candidates. Anyone else hear this?

I see post-doc as a year for specialization, at least that's my rationale behind it. I am not looking forward to writing 5 cover letters/personal statements. Did you guys modify yours per site or use the same one?
 
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Anyone also applying to jobs too while applying to post-docs?

I quickly applied to a post-doc yesterday that said "rolling admissions" for 4 slots, just in case. I'd definitely take that one over any of the others. I plan to apply to 5 post-docs. I hear the VA post-docs are supposed to use APPA where the other clinical/research positions are not really required, and sometimes prefer to not have to abide by the XX notification date deadlines and can make offers in advance to scoop up the good candidates. Anyone else hear this?

I see post-doc as a year for specialization, at least that's my rationale behind it. I am not looking forward to writing 5 cover letters/personal statements. Did you guys modify yours per site or use the same one?

That is correct about research positions, at least. I applied to VA research fellowships and only a few of them used the universal notification day. It's kind of a prisoner's dilemma sort of situation because a site can be hurt if they abide by it but others don't. I know of a few that specifically started sending out offers early because they'd gotten burnt in the past and all of their top choices had accepted offers prior to notification day. The good news for applicants is that it means 1. You may get an offer early, which even if it isn't your top choice could give you leverage for a reciprocal offer 2. Other applicants you are competing with may accept other positions and "drop out" of the running.

As for clinical VA post docs, I didn't apply to any but my fellow interns did so I know a little about them. I can't think of any that sent out early offers. They all seemed to use the notification day.
 
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Anyone also applying to jobs too while applying to post-docs?

I quickly applied to a post-doc yesterday that said "rolling admissions" for 4 slots, just in case. I'd definitely take that one over any of the others. I plan to apply to 5 post-docs. I hear the VA post-docs are supposed to use APPA where the other clinical/research positions are not really required, and sometimes prefer to not have to abide by the XX notification date deadlines and can make offers in advance to scoop up the good candidates. Anyone else hear this?

I see post-doc as a year for specialization, at least that's my rationale behind it. I am not looking forward to writing 5 cover letters/personal statements. Did you guys modify yours per site or use the same one?

I am applying to both jobs and postdocs. So far, only the VA sites are using APPA CAS. I am modifying a paragraph in each to make them more site specific.
 

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I am applying to both jobs and postdocs. So far, only the VA sites are using APPA CAS. I am modifying a paragraph in each to make them more site specific.

I am also applying to post docs and jobs and I was wondering how you are going about applying for jobs. I have seen quite a few positions listed which I would be eligible for once I graduate, but I don't know if I am eligible to apply for those positions now since I would not be able to start until Fall 2016. Are you planning to apply for jobs during the spring and summer since you will be closer to completing your internship?
 

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My training director advised my cohort to hold off applying for jobs, particularly VA jobs, until January at the absolute earliest. Jobs posted in February or March would be appropriate to apply for since the hiring process at the VA can take multiple months. However, if you are looking at non-VA or federal positions, I would apply and include in your cover letter when you would be available to start. Willingness to consider your application will of course vary from job to job and the urgency with which they are looking to hire, but can't hurt to try!

Side note, my internship is completed as of 7/1/15, so if you are at your site until August or September you may want to wait until April or May.
 

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I am also applying to post docs and jobs and I was wondering how you are going about applying for jobs. I have seen quite a few positions listed which I would be eligible for once I graduate, but I don't know if I am eligible to apply for those positions now since I would not be able to start until Fall 2016. Are you planning to apply for jobs during the spring and summer since you will be closer to completing your internship?

I am focusing on postdocs now and will start to look for jobs in February or March at the earliest since they probably cannot hold positions for that long.
 

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Postdoc rejection 1: Mount Sinai World Trade Center program :(
 

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Oh man...not 100% ready for the whole "will they/won't they" interview process again
 
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Ah this whole process all over again :eek: My applications aren't due until January so I've been doing a good bit of avoidance around this whole postdoc thing...
 
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How common are purely clinical post docs (general)? What about in neuro?
 

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Most formal post-doc training programs are specialized to some degree, although there are handful that seem to label themselves as a post-doc in general clinical psychology. The University of Kansas Medical Center used to have one.

Neuropsych post docs are competitive by quite ubiquitous in the states.
 

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How common are purely clinical post docs (general)? What about in neuro?

For neuro. Purely clinical? As in 100% clinical and 0 research? Those are pretty rare. Most will have some research component built in, like 15-25% in many cases, I'd guess from those that I know directly.
 

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Postdoc rejection 1: Mount Sinai World Trade Center program :(

I haven't even applied yet I need to get on it. So in denial it's already post doc application time!

@psychrat -- sorry about the rejection! Sending good vibes your way for many offers!
 
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Since post doc applications are much fewer in number, I suspect most people will not share their success/rejection stories because it will be easier to guess who they are.
 

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Depends on the interest area most likely. We're still like two and a half weeks away from our deadline and have 30-something applications in progress on APPACAS. Things like neuro and trauma track positions will get a ton of applications, especially within the VA.
 

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Just checking, but if the site I'm applying to only requires GRADUATE transcripts, do I still have to have an undergraduate one sent in to APPA CAS? None of the sites I'm applying to require one.
 

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Just checking, but if the site I'm applying to only requires GRADUATE transcripts, do I still have to have an undergraduate one sent in to APPA CAS? None of the sites I'm applying to require one.
The first application I submitted didn't require them either, and I didn't send APPA CAS my undergrad transcripts. APPA CAS still "verified" my application within a couple days, so I'm assuming we don't need to.
 

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Last year APPA CAS required it but I think they've fixed that.
 

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They may require it after selecting the candidate though...

Entirely possible, although I never had to submit any for my applications or after being selected. Will definitely vary by site.

I would say that if the application materials don't specifically request it, no need to send it (unless asked later).

But with most schools offering transcript services online, that will hopefully at least save you some time if they end up being needed. Having to drive around to the 3 undergrad campuses I attended to request transcripts in person when I was applying to grad school was a bit of a nightmare.
 

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Thanks for the replies all. I'm going to not send an undergrad transcript unless a site requests it since it seems unnecessary. I'm really excited all my materials are done and ready to be submitted! My only issue is getting LOR in...trying to find nice, non obnoxious, ways to prompt one of my writers that "I have an application due very soon" so my materials are 100% completed for their review...
 

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Hey everyone! Just wondering if anybody knows about how long it takes for postdoc programs to let you know about your interview status after you submit your application? Thanks and good luck to all!
 
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