A primary goal of the program is to prepare the fellow to bring a depth of knowledge, skills and experience to their future job and contributions in the field of psychology. Fellows accomplish a number of milestones on the way to this outcome.
Milestones, depending on whether doing a one-year or two-year fellowship, include: passing the EPPP; becoming licensed in Wisconsin; completing the professional statement and work sample for the ABPP application; completing a scholarly project suitable for poster presentation or manuscript submission; and, successfully performing in a nearly autonomous manner in specialty clinics and medical units on which they were trained.
The program and faculty incorporate these milestones in the seminar series, supervision, clinical instruction and patient care. Supervision is provided in initially close and frequent contact to develop a mentoring relationship with primarily two faculty, then tapering as the fellow demonstrates competence to function in an increasingly autonomous role.
An on-line anonymous survey was emailed to the Psychology Fellowship Program's 23 graduates in early January 2016. 20 of our 23 graduates completed the survey (87% response rate) and results at the link below. Graduates Survey
Graduates have obtained positions at medical centers and group practices around the country including the Medical College of Wisconsin, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital-Nebraska, Dean Clinic-Madison, Merit Care-Fargo, Children’s Hospital of Central California, St. Agnes Hospital-WI, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Trinity Health System-North Dakota, Minnesota Epilepsy Group/Children’s Hospital of Minnesota, Allina Hospital and Clinics-Minnesota, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital-Memphis.
Outcome Data||Rate of Success|
97% passed in 1st year.
100% became licensed in within first year of fellowship or within three months of graduation if on a one-year fellowship.
97% had job offers three months before completion of fellowship.
100% of fellows immediately moved into their careers in positions consistent with their specialized training.
100% of fellows
completed the program’s ABPP preparation seminars (started in 2009) and five
received their ABPP within one year of graduation.