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2017-18 Post-Doc Interview Thread

Discussion in 'Psychology [Psy.D. / Ph.D.]' started by 123EW, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. thryothorusfelix

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    Scootermcgavin, I enjoy your username.
     
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  3. scootermcgavin

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    Haha thank youuu!
     
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  5. Sunnyville102

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    Hey everyone! For those who have had posdoc interviews, what types of questions were you asked? Similar to internship interview questions? Thanks :cat:
     
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  6. psyched2graduate

    psyched2graduate 2+ Year Member

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    Hi Sunnyville! I remember you from the Phase II thread last year, of which I was also a participant/lurker. :) The interviews I have had so far were very informal (with the exception of a case presentation I was asked to give). One-on-one interviews consisted of learning more about the fellowship and discussing career goals, what I'm doing on internship, what I want out of fellowship, etc. I have some APPA CAS interviews coming up, which I suspect from the email invites will feel more like internship interviews (e.g., multiple people interviewing on the same day, standardized questions for everyone).
     
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  7. Kadhir

    Kadhir 2+ Year Member

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    Pretty much. But (my sense is) the responses are expected to be more fleshed out and focused than last year. You're also probably more like to be asked about specific clinical experiences/rotations from internship and to elaborate on them so they can see what relevant skills you'll be bringing- try to work out those connections ahead of time. Otherwise, #1 and 2 questions are goals for fellowship and why us... strangely familiar!
     
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  8. scootermcgavin

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    -Site name: New Mexico VA
    -Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/13/17; email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Neuropsychology
    -Interview dates offered: 2/1/17 (INS)

    -Site name: University of Florida
    -Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/15/17
    -Invite or rejection: Rejection
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Neuropsychology
    -Interview dates offered: :sorry:
     
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  9. scootermcgavin

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    -Site name: Nebraska Medicine
    -Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/16/17, personal email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Neuropsychology
    -Interview dates offered: Flexible, likely INS
     
  10. Sunnyville102

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    Hey psyched2graduate! I recognize your name as well. ;) The Phase II thread was so supportive last year. It helped me through that internship process a lot! Thanks for advice. I just had my 1st interview and it was more informal than I expected. I was prepared to present several cases. LOL :thumbup:
     
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  11. scootermcgavin

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    -Site name: University of Virginia Dept of Neurology
    -Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/16/17; email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Neuropsychology
    -Interview dates offered: 1/31/17 (INS)
     
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  12. JakeSlater

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    -Site name: Institute of Living, Hartford, CT
    -Date notified and notification style: 1/17 by email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Neuropsychology
    -Interview dates offered: Tues & Wed at INS
     
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  13. imawinner2015

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    - Site name: Bedford VA
    -Date notified and notification style: 1/17 by email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): PCMHI
    -Interview dates offered: 1/23, 1/24, 1/26, 2/1, 2/2, 2/6, 2/9

    - Site name: VA St. Louis
    -Date notified and notification style: 1/17 by email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): PCMHI
    -Interview dates offered: TBD
     
  14. thryothorusfelix

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    - Site name: VA Salt Lake City
    -Date notified and notification style: 1/17 by PHONE
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Addictions
    -Interview dates offered: 1/31 & 2/1
     
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  15. scootermcgavin

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    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    1/17/17, email

    Rejection

    Neuropsychology

    Shoooooot
     
  16. razmataz08

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    Has anyone heard from battle Creek va?
     
  17. BustTheSMIstigma

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    - Site name: Cleveland VAMC
    -Date notified and notification style: 1/17 by email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Psychosocial Rehabilitation of the Seriously Mentally Ill
    -Interview dates offered: 1/27 open house and interview day
     
  18. psychtoto19

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    I got an interview from them on 1/13 for the Outpatient Mental Health/PTSD and Outpatient Mental Health (Wyoming) positions. A friend got an interview on 1/14 for the Behavioral Medicine position. I'm not sure if they've sent out interview offers for all of the positions.
     
  19. scootermcgavin

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    Indiana University School of Medicine

    1/18/17, email

    Invite

    Neuropsychology

    Flexible, INS
     
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  20. psychtoto19

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    -Site name: Cleveland VAMC
    -Date notified and notification style: 1/18 email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track: PTSD
    -Interview dates offered: 1/27 open and house and interview (interview not required in person)

    -Site name: Hampton VAMC
    -Date notified and notification style: 1/11 email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Interview dates offered: 1/30, 1/31
     
  21. MindBody

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    Site name: CAPT/ MSU Flint Area Medical Education
    Date notified and notification style: 1/18 phone
    Invite or rejection: Invite
    Track: Clinical Health Psychology
    Interview dates offered: 2/6
     
  22. scootermcgavin

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    Minnesota Epilepsy Group

    Email, 1/18/17

    Invite

    Neuropsychology

    Flexible, INS
     
  23. tartar

    tartar Postdoctoral Fellow 2+ Year Member

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    Long Beach VA trauma track - rejection via mass email 1/18
     
  24. ClinicalTears

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    Anyone hear from Kaiser Vallejo?
     
  25. Member6677

    Member6677 5+ Year Member

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    Friend of mine got an interview at NJ VA today
     
  26. imawinner2015

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    Which track?
     
  27. BustTheSMIstigma

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    Does anyone know what the interview is like at Cleveland VA for the SMI tracks? So far, I know there will be an interview panel of three psychologists and it "involves performance based questions and typically takes approximately 40 minutes." Thanks!
     
  28. WisNeuro

    WisNeuro Board Certified Neuropsychologist Psychologist 7+ Year Member

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    Somewhere
    https://www.va.gov/pbi/
     
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  29. BustTheSMIstigma

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  30. PsychinUout

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    Site name: Augusta University (AU) in partnership with East Central Regional Hospital
    -Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/18/17; email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Forensic
    -Interview dates offered: 2/13 and 2/20
     
  31. goodenoughmother

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    Loyola University Maryland Counseling Center (1/18, email) - phone interview 1/20, 1/23, 1/24
     
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  32. Member6677

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    Health psych
     
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  34. tartar

    tartar Postdoctoral Fellow 2+ Year Member

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    My friend got invitations today for UCLA and UCSD counseling centers
     
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  35. rinna36

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    Site name: Mount Sinai St Luke's Hospital
    Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/18, email
    Invite or rejection: Invitation
    Track (please specify even for general tracks): DBT-High Risk
    Interview dates offered? 1/23, 1/25, 1/26, or 1/31
     
  36. tartar

    tartar Postdoctoral Fellow 2+ Year Member

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    My friend got invitations today for UCLA and UCSD counseling centers
     
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  38. 123EW

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    I don't have time to update the main list tonight, so here are the PM's I got today:

    -Site name: West LA VA
    -Date notified and notification style: E-mail 1/18
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track: CoE-HPACT
    -Interview dates offered: 1/31 or 2/2

    -Site name: Boston Children's Hospital
    -Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.) personal email on 01/11
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Developmental Medicine Track
    -Interview dates offered: 01/30, 02/06

    -Site name: Children's Hospital Los Angeles
    -Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.) personal email on 01/16
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Project Heal Track, Early Childhood track
    -Interview dates offered: 01/25

    Montclair State UCC, 1/18, phone call
     
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  39. Hope4Grad

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    Here are my updates so far:

    - Rejected from Seattle VA Puget sound SMI track via email on January 12

    - Invited to interview at Providence VA for General Mental Health Track on January 17

    - Invited to interview at Bedford VA Interprofessional MH Track on January 18
     
  40. scootermcgavin

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    West Virginia University School of Medicine
    1.19.17, email
    Invite
    Neuropsychology
    Thursday or Friday at INS
     
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  41. Sunnyville102

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    If anyone here's back from any college counseling centers from friends and others, please post! Thanks bunches. :clap:
     
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  42. Member6677

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    Yes, particularly Barnard, St. Joseph's, Stonybrook, Temple, and Upenn :)
     
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  43. psychtoto19

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    Has anyone heard from Ann Arbor VA or Hines VA (PTSD track)?
     
  44. 123EW

    123EW 5+ Year Member

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    Again, posting the PMs. I'll try to add everything to the list this weekend.


    Site name: MEDVAMC
    Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): mass email
    Invite or rejection: Rejection
    Track (please specify even for general tracks): PTSD
    Interview dates offered: No idea

    Site name: VA Pittsburgh
    Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): mass email
    Invite or rejection: Rejection
    Track (please specify even for general tracks): PTSD

    Site name: South Texas Veterans Health Care System (San Antonio)
    Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): Personal email
    Invite or rejection: Invite
    Track (please specify even for general tracks): Substance Use and Homelessness
    Interview dates offered: Phone interview, Morning Tuesday February 7th

    Site name: Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (New Orleans VA)
    Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): Personal email
    Invite or rejection: Invite
    Track (please specify even for general tracks): PTSD
    Interview dates offered: Phone Interview between January 30-February 7

    Cornell UCC, Invite, 1/19, phone call

    Stony Brook UCC, Rejection, 1/19, email
     
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  45. imawinner2015

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    -Site name: VA Connecticut
    -Date notified and notification style (email, phone, etc.): 1/19; personal email
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track (please specify even for general tracks): Clinical Health Psychology
    -Interview dates offered: 2/2, 2/8
     
  46. Hope4Grad

    Hope4Grad 5+ Year Member

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    Phone call invites today to interview at New Mexico VA (Albuquerque). PSSR and Family tracks. Various interview dates offered all the last week of January. Phone interviews. They seem to have 2 spots per track.
     
  47. tartar

    tartar Postdoctoral Fellow 2+ Year Member

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    Anyone heard from San Diego VA and West LA VA PTSD tracks yet?
     
  48. greenis4growth

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    -Site name: Mount Sinai, Department of Rehabilitation
    -Date notified and notification style: 01/19 E-mail
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track: Neuropsych & Rehabilitation Research

    -Site name: Lenox Hill Hospital, Center for Attention and Learning (CAL)
    -Date notified and notification style: 01/19 Phone call
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track: Pediatric Neuropsych

    -Site name: Columbia University Medical Center, PROMISE Program
    -Date notified and notification style: 01/20 Phone call
    -Invite or rejection: Invite
    -Track: Pediatric Neuropsych
     
  49. MC703

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    Anyone heard from Saint Elizabeth's hospital (forensic track) or Springfield Hospital Center??
     
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  51. imawinner2015

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    Just to be sure, has anyone heard from the following sites:

    - Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School
    - VA New Jersey
    - VA Philadelphia
     

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